Repair teams restore power to hundreds of customers

23/02/2017
Power supplies have been restored to over 22,500 customers throughout this morning and emergency crews continue to work on repairs to power cuts affecting less than a thousand homes and businesses.

The key areas affected are Counties Fermanagh, Armagh and Down with the Newcastle, Kilkeel and Rostrevor areas with the highest number of faults.

Sara McClintock, NIE Networks’ Communications, said: "Our teams will be working into the night to restore power to the 950 homes and businesses still without electricity. Customers can call our helpline on 03457 643 643, visit our website – nienetworks.co.uk – or follow us on Twitter @NIElectricity for more updates on their individual faults.”

NIE Networks is also reminding customers:

  • never approach broken lines or damaged poles, and keep children and animals away - report damage to NIE Networks on 03457 643 643 and listen to recorded messages carefully
  • if you are using a generator, be careful where you site it in case of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • turn off electric cookers, ovens, irons, etc. if electricity supply is lost
  • leave a light switched on so you know when power has been restored
  • take extra care if using candles, oil lamps or other naked flames
  • test smoke alarms with fresh batteries
  • ensure adequate ventilation if using gas heaters.