MBORC Declaration - UPDATE


Posted on: Monday 26 September 2016, 15:27

We have received communications from our suppliers regarding the MBORC (Matters Beyond Our Reasonable Control) declaration for some areas of the country. Please find the information regarding this below:

“Parts of the UK experienced severe weather last week, including extensive lightning strikes and heavy rain, commencing on Tuesday 13 September 2016. This caused serious impacts to Openreach infrastructure, with damage both above and below ground, and fault intake in affected areas at extremely high levels. Openreach declared MBORC for repair activities in six areas, with effect from 23:59 16 September 2016:

We've been taking steps, including directing additional engineers into these areas, to bring the position back to normal as quickly as we possibly can and can now remove MBORC for repair activities from the following areas with effect from 23:59 23 September 2016:

North Manchester
South Manchester

MBORC MB18336 for repair activities remains in place in the following areas:

Stoke & Chester
Birmingham & Black Country

MBORC MB18340 for repair activities remains in place, under a different reference, in the following areas:

Northumberland and Wearside
Thames North
Thames South
St Albans
*second event -MBORC MB18336 declared 16 September 2016.

We'll continue to monitor the situation in all of these areas and we'll remove MBORC as soon as service can be restored to the levels they were at immediately before the severe weather.”

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