Equipment failure sparks west Belfast power cut
Over 1,300 homes and businesses were without power after an equipment failure in west Belfast on Friday night.
The issue was reported at around 6.40pm and engineers were sent to the area to tackle the problem which, it's thought, lay with a power cable.
The problem was resolved at 10pm and all homes reconnected.
Over 1000 homes without electricity in West Belfast. Engineers trying to locate problem and will have it back on ASAP.— Paul Maskey (@PaulMaskeyMP) February 12, 2016
Big power cut along the Falls Road but the Hoops Barbers at Beechmount are still cutting hair by car headlight! pic.twitter.com/geR5NXoRVF— Falls Road Tours (@FallsRoadTours) February 12, 2016
Myself & Cllr Beattie contacted NIE re;electric shortage across Falls.Cable fault to blame. Est time for repair 10pm pic.twitter.com/2mtCg4hRO1— Fra McCann (@FramccannMLA) February 12, 2016