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Belco crews still putting in the hours

Belco crews worked late into the night again yesterday in the hope of completing a full restoration of power across the island today.

At 4.45pm just 140 households were without electricity four days after Hurricane Nicole left 90 per cent of Bermuda without power. During the course of the day just over 150 of the last 294 homes without power saw their power restored. “Six larger outage pockets remain and in some cases extensive work is being undertaken to effect repair,” a Belco spokeswoman said.

“There are also a high number of single digit and low number pockets remaining. Crews are currently working in Jennings Land, on South Shore in Devonshire and Burnt House Hill.

“Other crews have been moving throughout the island today, working on a number of individual outages.”

Hurricane Nicole left a trail of damage and destruction across Bermuda when it hit the island on Thursday. Since that time Belco workers have been working around the clock to restore electricity.

The spokeswoman added: “It is during this phase of restoration that customers who remain out become increasingly and understandably more frustrated.

“Individual outages are often for a small number or in many cases a single property. So while the work takes just as long, the outcome is only one to a handful of customers coming back online.”

Meanwhile, Logic technicians remain at work attempting to bring online the customers who lost service.

Homes in Palmetto Lane (Pembroke), Spice Hill (Warwick) and Verdmont Road (Smith's) remained offline yesterday afternoon. “Our field technicians continue to repair damages, getting customers back online as soon as we can,” said a spokesman. “Daily posts will be made listing the areas being repaired. This information will also be added to our status.logic.bm webpage and Facebook page”

Those without service who have not yet reported their outage can send information to support@logic.bm or call 296-9600. To report outages for cable and cable internet/access, customers can e-mail info@cablevision.bm or call 292-5544. Anyone still without power who has not yet done so is asked to report their outage to 955 or via e-mail to info@belco.bm.

John Martin, Belco Linesman, removing debris from a powerline in Somerset (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published October 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm (Updated October 18, 2016 at 1:59 am)

Belco crews still putting in the hours

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