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Hundreds left with no power

Motorist face delays in glencar on sunday morning as ESB Staff make repairs to a pole which was severely damaged. Photo David Mc Daid.

Motorist face delays in glencar on sunday morning as ESB Staff make repairs to a pole which was severely damaged. Photo David Mc Daid.

Several hundred residents of Portarlington were left without electricity on Tuesday February 4 due to storm damage which broke a pole across the Dublin to Cork train line.

The cut started at 7pm last Tuesday evening, and some residents were left without electricity until 4pm on Wednesday 5.

Conor McMahon, spokesperson for ESB Networks, said that the staff worked to reinstate the power line as quickly as possible.

“A section of residents were left without power overnight due to construction having to take place across active train tracks, and Iarnród Éireann were asked to cease activity on the line for a short period of time on Wednesday to allow for ESB Networks to finalise their efforts.

“Power was completely restored by Wednesday afternoon, and staff have fully repaired the fault by erecting two new poles,” he said.

The powercut not only affected the local residents of Portarlington, but the thousands of communters who use the Dublin to Cork train service daily,

All services through Portarlington came to a standstill after 2pm on Wednesday for repairs, which resulted in delays of upto 45 minutes.

 

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