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“Weather Bomb” hits NI

Storm Doris has reached Northern Ireland, with strong winds and heavy rain causing disruption.

The Met office said “Storm Doris has rapidly deepened over the last 24 hours as it has undergone what we call explosive cyclogenesis, making it a weather bomb,”

NIE say around 7,000 customers are experiencing problems with electricity due to damage to the network, particularly in southern counties.

NIE repair teams have been working all day from early morning to restore the power in many areas.

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Workmen clear a fallen tree at the Dark Hedges in County Antrim

Damage to the network has been caused mainly by fallen trees and elericity poles.

Affected customers can call NIE helpline on 03457 643 643 to report faults or report online at nienetworks.co.uk.

Police have issued a warning to motorists to be careful across Fermanagh, south Tyrone, Armagh and south Down due to fallen trees and debris as the storm continues.

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