Hundreds of homes hit by power cuts as Storm Dudley buffets Derry

Hundreds of homes have been left without power outside Derry as Storm Dudley buffets the north west area.

By Kevin Mullan
Wednesday, 16th February 2022, 3:27 pm

Over 300 customers between Killaloo and Claudy have been hit by the outage which was logged by Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) at 2.33pm on Wednesday.

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"The fault is due to severe weather conditions causing damage to the network," NIE said.

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Power cut outside Derry

The network said an overhead power line came down during the heavy winds.

The utility is assigning a repair team to deal with the fault but has not given an expected time for restoration for the 329 customers.