Fallen powerline: Emergency repair teams work to restore electricity supplies

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NIE Networks staff have made safe a fallen powerline which blocked Tullynacross Road, Lisburn this morning.

More than 1,000 homes and businesses were left without power for a short time and the route had to be closed to traffic while emergency crews responded to the incident.

Confirming that the damage was caused by strong winds, a spokesperson for NIE said: “Following a report this morning of electricity lines down on Tullynacross Road, NIE Networks emergency repair teams responded immediately to make the area safe and restore electricity supplies.

“Over a thousand customers were without power from 07.30-08.07. At present we are completing repairs to the overhead line and one customer will remain without power until this is finished.”

She added: “The PSNI assisted by closing the road and making the area safe for road users.”

The Tullynacross Road has since reopened to traffic.