Storm Restoration Update - 5pm, Sunday 22 October

ESB Networks crews continue restoration work to remaining 6,000 customers without power

• ESB Networks continue to repair the damage caused by ex-hurricane Ophelia so that power can be restored to every last family, farm and business
• Stay Safe, Stay Clear of overhead lines: Any damage to electricity network should be reported on 1850 372 999

Issued: 5 pm, Sunday 22 October 2017

@Picture desks: Images from this morning's briefing with French EDF crews at Kilworth Camp, near Mitchelstown, before deployment to the reconnect power in North Cork.

ESB Networks continue to restore electricity supply in the worst impacted areas of Counties Cork and Wexford. Approximately 6,000 customers are currently without power, a number of which are due to Storm Brian.

Important Public Safety Messages:

At all times, ESB Networks crews and staff carry ID cards so members of the public should ask to see this ID if our crews need to access property. Anyone with concerns should call 1850 373 999.

If you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they are LIVE and extremely dangerous. Please report any damage to electricity infrastructure by calling 1850 372 999.

ESB Networks is acutely aware of the tremendous difficulties and frustrations of communities in areas that remain without power. We sincerely apologise to those affected and we ask the public to reach out to those in their communities that are without supply.

Estimated restoration times for those without power are available on the PowerCheck App and on www.esbpowercheck.ie. Individual estimated restorations times continue to be available to customers by calling 1850 372 999, hitting option one when prompted. They will then be advised when we expect to restore power to their home or business.  The same service is also available here. For both services, callers will need their 11-digit MPRN to hand – which is on the top left hand corner of every electricity bill.

Click here for previous updates and important safety messages.

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This is likely to be the last such press release on ESB Networks' progress on restoring power following ex-hurricane Ophelia. Our crews will continue restoration efforts in the coming days, until every last family, farm and business are reconnected. Updates to media continue to be available via the press office contact numbers.