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17/10/2021

Power outages in Laois as Met Éireann weather warning still in place

Power outages in Laois as Met Eireann wind warning remains in place

Just as Storm Eleanor is winding down, a status yellow wind warning remains in place for Laois and a number of other counties.

A total of 49 ESB Network customers were without power on Thursday just before 12 noon. 

According to ESB, the power outage is due to a fault in the line which occurred at 11:40am. It is estimated that the fault will be repaired by 3:15 pm this afternoon. 

"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."

Another power outage in Castlecomer is affecting 15 customers. This is also due to a fault in the line which occurred around 11:38 this morning. This is expected to be fixed by 4:00pm today.

Elsewhere, there is a power outage affecting 32 customers in Clonminch, Co. Offaly. This is estimated to be restored by 3:30pm today.

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