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Power Cuts hit Co. Londonderry

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According to figures released by Northern Ireland Electricity, approximately 19,000 people in County Londonderry were effected by power cuts due to the severe weather in recent days.

The figures show that the damage was mostly caused by severe winds, with over 600 individual faults being repaired. Extensive tree cutting, pole replacement and line restringing had to be carried out, mostly done during the night.

Among the worst affected areas were Coleraine, Kilrea, Garvagh, Limavady, Dungiven and Eglinton.

Customers who are still without power should check their trip switches are on and call NIE on 08457 643 643 to report a power cut.

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