Power outage continues for parts of county

Sam Matthews

Reporter:

Sam Matthews

Council workers clearing the fallen tree on New Street, Kilkenny.
Electricity is still cut off in thousands of homes and businesses across Kilkenny, following Wednesday’s storm damage.

Electricity is still cut off in thousands of homes and businesses across Kilkenny, following Wednesday’s storm damage.

Householders are facing into a third dark evening without lights, phones and working appliances. Areas affected include Ballyhale, Callan, Goresbridge, Graigue, MacDonagh, Graignamanagh, Purcellsinch, Talbot’s Inch, Castlecomer, Ballyfoyle, Johnswell, and Muckalee.

Crews worked late into the night yesterday to minimise the number of customers without power overnight. Since Wednesday afternoon, power has been restored to over 185,000 customers, out of a total of 260,000 without supply.

In the Portlaoise/Kilkenny area, power has been restored to 9400 homes and businesses. Some 3600 remain without electricity.

People are advised to check if their neighbours are without power, or if nearby street lighting is not working. If either of these is the case, call the number below.

Check if your trip switch is in the ‘on’ position or if your fuses have blown. If your trip switch has operated or a fuse has blown, turn off all your appliances before resetting the switch or replacing the fuse.

Sometimes the ESB Networks’ Main Fuse in your home or building may have blown.

ESB Networks advise customers that all those involved in the clean up operation, especially if clearing trees/timber or other debris, should be especially careful to avoid overhead lines and fallen wires. Wires should not be approached or touched in any circumstances. These wires may be live and can be extremely dangerous

Phone 1850 372 999 to report a service interruption. Please quote your MPRN number if possible (shown on your bill as M10...). This will help ESB workers to pinpoint your location.

View lthe atest tweets from ESB Networks or see https://www.esb.ie/esb-networks/powercheck/.