Storm Ali: Power out in parts of Naas, Athgarvan, Robertstown, Blessington

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Storm Ali: Power out in parts of Naas, Athgarvan, Robertstown, Blessington
12:54 Wednesday 19th of September 2018

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ESB Networks has reported that more than 1,000 homes and businesses are without power across Co Kildare and neidue to Storm Ali.

More than 800 premises have no electricity in the Blessington area.

A spokesperson said: "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."

  • 834 have had power cut in Crosschapel, Blessington since 11.30am.
  • 1,222 with no power in Leixlip
  • 15 premises are without power in Athgarvan since 11.30am and power is due to be restored at 10pm.
  • 22 homes and businesses in Naas are in the dark since 9.25am. Power is due back at 10pm.
  • 29 in Robertstown have no electricity since 11am., normal service is due back tonight.
  • 16 premises with no power in Straffan area
  • Never approach fallen wires or damaged electricity network.

    Report any damage to electricity infrastructure immediately by calling 1850 372 999.

    See updates at www.powercheck.ie

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    ESB said:

    "As of 1.00pm, approximately 186,000 electricity customers are without power as a result of over 1,400 individual faults on the network across the country. Fallen trees on overhead lines are responsible for most of the damage to the network.

    "The areas most impacted include: Cavan, Sligo, Donegal, Castlebar, Galway, Portlaoise, Dundalk, Mullingar and parts of North County Dublin.

    "ESB Networks continue to assess the damage to the network and carrying out the necessary work to restore power. Crews in more northerly locations will be deployed once it is safe to do so.

    "If you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they are LIVE and extremely dangerous. Please report any damage to electricity infrastructure by calling 1850 372 999.

    "Customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.esbpowercheck.ie or on the PowerCheck App for iPhone and Android devices.

    "If your fault is not logged please report it at https://www.esbnetworks.ie/power-outages-updates/report-a-power-outage. Customers should have their MPRN available to access recorded information specific to their location. You can also check @ESBNetworks on Twitter for updates."

    ESB Networks is reminding customers of the precautionary measures to take in the event of a power cut:
    • Never approach broken lines or damaged poles, and keep children and animals away – report damage to ESB Networks at 1850 372 999 and listen to recorded messages carefully
    • Turn off electric cookers, ovens, irons, etc. if electricity supply is lost
    • Leave a light switched on so you know when power has been restored
    • Take extra care if using candles, oil lamps or other naked flames
    • Test smoke alarms with fresh batteries
    • Ensure adequate ventilation if using gas heaters.

    Real time information on power outages and restoration times is available at: www.esbpowercheck.ie with further information available at: https://www.esbnetworks.ie/power-outages-updates/latest-updates

    View ESB Networks' video on preparing for an outage during a storm at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf8uhiZM900

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