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Dublin: 10°C Sunday 9 May 2021

16,000 people woke up with no power this morning

Just over 6,000 were still without power as of midday today.

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CONDITIONS OUTSIDE WERE wintry today, and the weather greatly affected the ESB network, with around 16,000 customers waking up with no power this morning.

As of 12.10pm this afternoon, power had been restored to a significant chunk of these homes and businesses.

An ESB spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that 6,193 customers were still affected by outages just after midday today.

The worst affected areas are Thurles, Tralee, Portlaoise and Waterford.

esb Source: ESB

The spokesperson said: “There were 113 different faults across the network, and our teams have been working to restore power to all of our customers.”

No time could be given for when all the faults would be fixed, but it is hoped that work will be completed later this afternoon.

Updates on faults across the ESB network can be found on its powercheck website here.

A weather warning was in place until this morning, with freezing temperatures overnight and heavy rain and snowfall in some areas.

Snow and ice were expected to make way for heavy rain as today wears on, with temperatures hovering in the mid-single figures.

Read: There’s snow everywhere* and here are the pictures to prove it

Read: Snow and ice grip the country as weather warning in place on frosty morning

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