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Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry

Disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

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WORK IS UNDERWAY to restore water supplies to thousands in Co Kerry after a water main burst yesterday evening.

The county’s two biggest towns of Tralee and Killarney were impacted, as well as Castleisland, Firies, Farranfore, Castlemaine, Ballymacelligot , Fenit and surrounding areas.

Tralee was already experiencing reduced supply.

Disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

“Dedicated water service crews were mobilised and repairs have been underway through the night and this morning,” a statement from Irish Water read.

“The section of burst pipe has been repaired and crews are working to gradually reintroduce water to the network. It is expected that water supply will begin to return to customers over the course of the day.”

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Irish Water and Kerry County Council are organising for water tankers to be deployed in a number of areas.

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