Over 1,000 homes and businesses affected by power outage in Portarlington

Michelle Hogan

Reporter:

Michelle Hogan

Over 1,000 people in darkness due to power outage in Portarlington

Parts of Portarlington have been plunged into darkness this evening due to a fault in the ESB line.

A total of 1,028 ESB Networks customers are affected in the ongoing power outage. 

The outage happened around 4:20pm on Tuesday, December 5. According to the ESB Networks website the power is due to be reconnected by 8:00pm this evening. 

The cause of the fault in the power supply is not yet known. 

A message on the ESB Networks website reads: "We apologise for the loss of supply. We are currently working to repair a fault affecting your premises and will restore power as quickly as possible."

Some 38 customers have been affected by the same outage in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. This is due to be restored at the same time. 

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