Laois town hit by power outage as #StormEleanor approaches

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BREAKING: ESB warn of outages in Dundalk today

A total of 115 homes were affected by a power outage in Rathdowney, Co. Laois on Tuesday morning, January 2.

ESB Networks has confirmed that the power outage was due to a fault in the line.

The power supply was cut off in the early hours of the morning and it was due to be restored by 12 noon on Tuesday however power was restored before 11am.

"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," ESB Netorks has stated. 

This outage came as ESB warned that Storm Eleanor may cause power outages across the country.

This is the first storm of 2018 and gusts of wind up to 130km/h are expected.

Met Éireann has issued weather warning as #StormEleanor crosses the country. Latest weather update here.

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If you see or know of damaged lines or Network DO NOT TOUCH DO NOT GO NEAR ring ESB Networks immediately on 1850 372 999.