ENGINEERS are continuing to battle a major internet outage in the East End of Glasgow. 

Thousands of properties in Dennistoun and the surrounding areas are now back online after broadband access was suddenly cut on Sunday. 

A small number of properties are still without internet with Openreach experts having to reconnect thousands of damaged cables by hand.  

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The outage was caused by the explosion of a cable underground, which was desribed by one engineer as "a hand grenade going off". 

An Openreach spokesman said: “The reconnection works are broadly complete but engineers are continuing to work through around 35 residual faults in the area (which may, or may not, be linked) and testing is ongoing.

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“With services restored, they'll complete other underground works that won't affect services and we expect to have a visible presence on site throughout today.”

Openreach patch manager Andy Baillie said earlier this week: “This was like a hand grenade going off underground, and the damage to one of our main East End cable routes is extensive.

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“We’ll be working round the clock to get everyone back online as fast as we can, but these repairs are complex and it’s going to take time.

“We’re sorry for the disruption and thank residents for their patience and understanding while we work on the fix.”