BT unable to carry out engineering works in Scotland, N. Ireland and Cumbria

BT have declared MBORC (Matters beyond our reasonable control) in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cumbria. The text of the notification is below:

“MBORC declaration: This MBORC declaration for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cumbria is issued as a special alert to all BT Wholesale Customers/Communications Providers.

Following the recent severe weather in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cumbria, we have today carefully reviewed the impacts on our operations and network. Most of our operations are back to normal, but may be affected by any further severe weather.

However, the BT network has been affected. Some parts of our overhead network were damaged in the storm. We are doing all we can to make the repairs, but we will need time to complete all the work. Our fault stacks in the affected areas are rising as we receive fault reports.

We are therefore declaring this as a Matter Beyond Our Reasonable Control (MBORC) incident with effect from 14.00 today, Friday 9 December 2011.

This declaration will apply to all faults caused by the exceptionally severe weather on Thursday 8 December 2011 across Scotland, Northern Ireland and in Cumbria. It won’t apply to other faults and it won’t apply to provision jobs. The affected areas are:

Highlands & Islands
North East Scotland
Tayside & Fife
South East Scotland
West Central Scotland
South West Scotland
Cumbria
Northern Ireland

We are implementing contingency plans to bring in additional resources so we can recover service as quickly as possible.”

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