Thousands affected by Ballymena blackout

By Adam Evans

Thousands of people were left without power in Ballymena this afternoon.

The blackout affected close to 4,000 NIE customers.

The firm has apologised in a tweet which says: "The fault in the Ballymena area should now be restored, Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused."

A spokesperson for the PSNI confirmed traffic lights in the town had been affected too advising drivers and pedestrians to be extra careful.

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