Up to 75 people will be affected by ESB outage in Portlaoise

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ESB supply to be cut  off in Portlaoise

ESB supply to be cut off in Portlaoise

Up to 75 people in Portlaoise town centre will be affected by a planned power outage next weekend.

ESB Networks have issued a notice of interruption to the electricity supply at Lower Main Street, Portlaoise  .

The electricity supply is set to be cut off in order to improve the quality of supply on Sunday, October 22 from 07:00 to 08:00.

ESB has said that these times are approximate and planned interruptions may be cancelled without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

ESB Networks have issued the following statement:

"This planned outage in Portloaise completes a body of work by ESB Networks between Well Road and Church Avenue during the summer.

"It entails the installation and connection of a medium voltage cable which will reinforce the electrical infrastructure in Portlaoise Town Centre, bringing with it significant long term benefits to businesses in the area.

"The outage is planned for on a Sunday morning to minimise business disruption. On the morning, our crews will attempt to complete the work without having to switch out any customer on the system. The notification between 7 and 8 am has therefore issued as a precaution.

"Approximately 75 customers in Portlaoise Town Centre may be affected by this planned outage and they have been notified. ESB Networks takes this opportunity to apologise to them for any inconvenience caused."

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