Northern Ireland

Power cut affects 100,000 premises in Northern Ireland

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Around 100,000 premises were affected by a power cut in Northern Ireland on Thursday afternoon.

It happened at about 14:00 BST but Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) said power was restored to all areas within 30 minutes.

The firm said it was due to a fault on high voltage network affecting County Down and parts of Belfast.

The power cut also affected traffic lights in a number of areas for a short time.