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Thousands of homes in Lurgan without power after ‘loud bang’ heard near building site

Thousands of homes in the Lurgan area are without power this morning (Wednesday).

A “loud bang” was heard close to The Hollows building site, according to Upper Bann DUP MP Carla Lockhart.

Approximately 2,000 homes have been affected as a result.

Homes in the Mourneview area, as well as Bleary and Waringstown are without electrictiy.

NIE said a repair team has arrived and is assessing the problem.

The fault, they confirmed, is due to “equipment failure”.

The estimated restoration time is approximately 10.30am.

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