Storm Ophelia Outage update: 8:30 pm Thursday 19 October 2017

ESB Networks crews restore power to a further 13,000 homes, farms and businesses this evening, bringing total reconnected to 335,000

  • Restoration work in difficult conditions continues, field by field, tree by tree, pole by pole
  • Work continues into the evening to restore remaining 50,000 customers

Issued:  8:30 pm Thursday 19 October 2017

In difficult weather conditions, ESB Networks staff have restored power to a further 13,000 homes, farms and businesses since 5 pm this evening. The numbers without power as of 8:30 pm tonight now stands at 50,000, meaning a total of 335,000 homes, farms and businesses have now been restored. Contractors, crews from NIE Networks and overseas utilities and defence forces personnel have been assisting these efforts, with Wexford and Cork the worst affected counties.

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A further update will issue at around 12 noon tomorrow Friday 20 October 2017.