Storm causes damage to electricity network in NI

Storm Ali has caused significant damage to the electricity network in Northern Ireland.

Storm causes damage to electricity network in NI

The storm continues to track through Northern Ireland from the South-West bringing gusts of around 70mph and causing significant damage to the electricity network.

At 1.45pm on Wednesday (19 September) around 55,000 customers were without electricity across Northern Ireland with power restored to 36,000 customers. The number of customers affected by power cuts may rise as strong winds gusting well in excess of 70mph continue to cause damage to the electricity network.

There are widespread faults across the country as the wind continues to move northwards.

A NIE Networks’ spokesperson said: “Customers can check for updates online or over the phone on 03457 643 643 to report the location of damage to the electricity network. Please stay safe and never approach broken lines or damaged poles. Updated information will be provided regularly and NIE Networks has asked that customers listen to their radios, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.”


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