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Big freeze 'for another month'

The Met Office has warned the freezing weather could last until the end of April, suggesting that temperatures are unlikely to recover to normal averages until the latter part of next month. Hundreds are facing a sixth day without power in Scotland.

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Crews struggle in deep snow to restore power

Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) has released video footage of its emergency teams struggling in deep snow to restore power to thousands of homes.

"NIE emergency crews worked round the clock since Friday morning responding to network faults caused by prolonged blizzards", the electricity company said.

The firm thanked its customers for "all your patience" during its power restoration efforts over the weekend.

Over 140,000 customers have been affected by the severe weather since it began Thursday night, and around 50 properties remain without power, NIE added.

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