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Over 1,000 households without power as storm hits West

Homes and businesses in Galway, Tipperary, Kerry and Mayo are all affected. Further high winds are forecast for this afternoon.

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ESB CREWS ARE battling to reconnect over 1,000 households and businesses in the West this afternoon, amid high winds across the area

Over 600 customers were left without power in Connemara this afternoon. There were also a large number of customers cut off from the network near Templemore in Tipperary, where over 15o households were affected.

Elsewhere, there were around 90 people offline in Dingle, Co Kerry and 95 in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Smaller clusters of houses were also left without power elsewhere.

ESB Networks are giving regular updates and answering questions on outages via Twitter, while realtime information is available on the agency’s Power Check page.

Met Éireann has issued an ‘orange alert’ warning for today, as winds of up to 130 sweep the West and Northwest.

Read: ‘Stay away from the coast’: Warnings issued as storm expected to hit hardest today

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