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Work continues to restore power in wake of Storm Ophelia in Northern Ireland

Work is continuing to restore power to those cut off by Storm Ophelia on Monday.

Hundreds of homes and businesses in the south east of Northern Ireland remain without power. NIE Networks emergency crews have been working since the storm hit on Monday afternoon to restore power to over 50,000 properties.

Those areas affected include Newry, Downpatrick, Bangor, Portavogie, Newtownards and Dunmurry areas.

On Wednesday crews are working on over 80 individual faults on the grid that have caused significant damage to the network. The majority of repairs will be restoring power to between one and four customers the energy supplier said.

Sara McClintock, Communications Manager at NIE Networks, said: “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.”

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.

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