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Belco restores power to majority of residents

Belco has restored power to the majority of customers left without electricity due to Tropical Storm Gabrielle.

Hundreds of residents had been affected by the storm.

Said a Belco spokeswoman: “At 4.30pm, 20 customers remain on Belco's restoration work list. The majority of these customers have partial current, although a few have no power. Crews will continue working tonight to restore full current to these customers.”

Four of those affected live in the central parishes, three in the east and 13 at the western end, the spokeswoman added.

About 325 customers — mainly in the central parishes — were without power by the time the storm had passed this morning.

“To effect repairs in the central parishes, at 9.17am, a circuit was de-energised affecting approximately 800 customers from the north part of Hamilton toward the North Shore; this is essential, so that work can be safely completed. We expect service to those customers to be restored in approximately 45 minutes,” the Belco spokeswoman said earlier today.

It's expected that power will be restored to all customers today, the spokeswoman added

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Published September 11, 2013 at 10:57 am (Updated September 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm)

Belco restores power to majority of residents

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