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Hundreds of homes without power after storm

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 9:48am

Hundreds of homes without power after storm

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Hundreds of homes across the county are struggling without power this morning following strong winds overnight attributed to the arrival of Storm Hector sweeping across the country.

A Status Yellow wind warning was issued for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Roscommon, Clare and Kerry where gusts of up to 110km/h were expected.

Warnings remain in place until 10am this morning.

Met Eireann predict winds will continue to ease though through the course of the late morning but remaining quite gusty. Sunny spells and scattered showers today, heaviest in the west and north.

Where power is out, ESB crews are understood to working to restore full service.

In West Cavan, cuts are reported in the Killeshandra area with the estimated return of power has been given as 16:00. There are also reports of a cluster of faults in the Cavan Town area including Derrycramph (16:00), in Ballyconnell Town including the Daisyhill area (12.15), in Belturbet at Drumalure (16:00), in Cootehill at Errigal (12 noon), near Canningstown (16:00), Mullagh (16:00), as well as two faults in areas between Kingscourt and Bailieborough (16:00).

ESB crews are also working to fix faults at in Carrickmacross (11.45) and at Clones (16:00), Co Monghan; at Carrigallen, Arigna, Mohill (14:00); and Crossakeil and Moynalty (12.45), Co Meath.

If you see or know of damaged lines or Network DO NOT TOUCH DO NOT GO NEAR ring us immediately on 1850 372 999. For more details visit https://www.esb.ie/esb-networks/powercheck/.

Meanwhile, Cavan County Council workers including the fire service are involved in clearing fallen trees from a number of roads where debris has fallen.

In Cavan Town, crews are working to clear a tree felled in high winds overnight in the County Courthouse car park.

There are also reports of a tree down on the Belturbet to Derrylin Road, on the N3 on the Cavan side of Virginia, between Drumlion Cross and Garrymore Cross near Ballinagh, at Lisnagore near Newbliss.

 

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