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Belco works to restore power to dozens of homes

Almost 200 Belco customers were still without power this afternoon after bad weather led to power cuts around the Island.Company spokesperson Susan McGrath-Smith said that persistent high winds had left a total of about 1,400 homes without power over the past few days.By 3pm today all main lines had been ”re-energised and repaired” she said, however, nearly 185 customers remained without power.Most of those still affected are in the Sleepy Hollow branch line, in Hamilton Parish, which will be tackled as soon as winds subside, she added.“Currently, seven crews are mobilised. Every effort is being made to dispatch crews and effect repairs quickly and safely.“The number of customers without power has been changing constantly over the past several days with outages scattered across the Island.“The maximum off at any one time was approximately 1,400. Crews have been working continually to keep pace with the changing conditions. Customers who have lost power more than once during the storm can expect that major work on their lines will be scheduled very early in the New Year.“Belco appreciates customers' patience and cooperation, as our crews and operations centre team work to keep power on, as well as to restore power as quickly as possible in these stormy winter weather conditions.”