NIE Networks emergency teams to work into the night to restore power

03/01/2018

NIE Networks emergency crews and engineers will continue working into the night to restore power to around 1100 customers still without power following Storm Eleanor.  Over 25,000 customers have had electricity restored following a widespread effort to repair the damage to the electricity network.

NIE Networks crews will continue to work into and through the night in some areas, but due to the extent of the damage, small pockets of customers in the worst affected areas, the south and east of the country, will be without power overnight. 

 

Julia Carson, NIE Networks Communications Manager, reminded customers to contact NIE Networks if their power is disrupted.  “We would like to remind customers that if they do lose electricity supplies they should report the fault online or call our Customer Helpline on 03457 643 643.  Put safety first and if you do see any trees down across powerlines or broken electricity poles, keep away and call NIE Networks immediately.

 

“It is likely that some customers will be without power overnight as we respond to over 250 incidences of damage to the network.  Our staff will continue do everything possible to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.”

 

“Our Local Incident Centres in the worst affected areas are continuing to co-ordinate the local repair effort and we have brought in additional call agents to answer customer queries.”