21/08/2012

Thousands Affected By Power Cut

A widespread power cut left around 45,000 customers across Northern Ireland without electricity for a short time on Monday afternoon.

Homes in east Belfast, Holywood, Comber, Dunmurry and the Ards Peninsula were affected, however most homes had power restored within 15 minutes.

A spokesperson for Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) said the problem had arisen due to "generation problems in the island of Ireland".

Around 4,500 homes and businesses in the Comber area had to wait for up to an hour.

NIE said two power stations had developed temporary faults.

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