Power restoration efforts continue

Around 400 homes and businesses in the South and East remain without power following Storm Eleanor and the subsequent bad weather yesterday.

NIE Networks emergency crews have been working since the storm hit on Tuesday evening to restore power to over 25,000 properties.

Today crews who have been drafted into the Southern and Eastern areas from across Northern Ireland will be dealing with over 100 individual faults that have caused significant damage to the network. The majority of repairs will be restoring power to between 1 and 4 customers.

Contact agents will be available throughout the day to provide updates to those still without power. Customers can contact us on 03457 643 643 or via social media channels.

Sara McClintock, Communications Manager at NIE Networks, said, “Repair crews will be out from first light to continue restoration efforts. In many areas conditions on the ground are very wet and difficult due to the rain.

"As many of the faults we are currently dealing with are less than ten customers, they will no longer be showing on the Powercheck application on our website. However, information will be available by phone – 03457 643 643 - or via social media.

“We would remind people to stay safe and never approach broken lines or poles.”

Faults affecting more than ten customers are in Armagh, Newry, Tandragee, Banbridge, Aghalee, Comber, Carryduff and Dunmurry. However there are significant other faults affecting smaller numbers of customers in other rural areas in the South and East.