A blackout hit Belfast tonight after a fault with the network left the entire city without power temporarily amid heavy snow.
Northern Ireland Electricity said it was the first time "in decades" an outage of this scale had happened in the city, UTV reported.
The firm said an issue with the high voltage transmission network left the Belfast area without power just after 7.30pm for around 10 minutes.
Although all customer affected by this power cut had their electricity supply restored, around 44,000 homes in Northern Ireland are still without electricity due to poor weather.
The wintry conditions are now expected to last well into April with this month on track to become the coldest March since 1962.
A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in extreme snow in Scotland for more than three days tell their story of survival.
Cold weather can pose a real health risk to older and disabled people, but everyone can gain from preparing their homes for the cold.