ESB and Eircom crews working in Kilkenny

Scene between Urlingford and Freshford where emergency services worked to clear a fallen tree from the road. Picture from An Garda Siochanna twitter feed.
Both ESB and Eircom crews are working in Kilkenny repairing damage to lines after storms.

Both ESB and Eircom crews are working in Kilkenny repairing damage to lines after storms.

Twenty eight connections in the Purcells Inch area of Kilkenny City are without power and the ESB are working to have them reconnected.

Kilkenny is also one of six worse-affected counties noted by Eircom where crews are working to restore telephone lines.

Gardai have warned motorists to be extra careful when driving, with a number of fallen trees and debris affecting road conditions.

The maximum wind gusts of 2013 were recorded on the morning of December 27, reaching 85kmh.