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Dublin: 5 °C Monday 17 February, 2020

Strong winds bring down live cables in Dublin

Dubln Fire Brigade and the ESB urged people not to touch cables if they fall and to get in touch.

DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE has warned people to take care tonight as strong winds in some areas may cause electricity cables to fall.

The fire brigade has already been called out tonight to Clondalkin in Dublin to assist the ESB after the winds brought down live cables.

The ESB also urged people not to touch cables but to contact them about any issues.

There are currently 84 people without power in the Dolphin’s Barn area due to the cable damage. The ESB said its crew are working to repair the fault and will restore power to customers as quickly as possible.

Met Éireann said today that southerly winds will become strong on Atlantic coasts and it will continue to be breezy tomorrow and into the new year with “fresh, gusty, southerly winds”.


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