April 14, 2021

BLACKOUT: 1,700 homes in and around Waterford without power after overnight storms

More than 1,700 customers in and around Waterford remain without electricity this morning following the thunder and lightning storms that hit overnight.

More than 650 homes to the east of Waterford City are without power this morning following a fault at the Kilcarragh sub-station. Another 1,011 ESB Network customers in Ferrybank, Glenmore and Slieverue woke up without power following a fault at Mount Misery. ESB crews have been working tirelessly to restore power to those affected homes and businesses.

The outages follows a night of thunderstorms that hit hard around Waterford City, Tramore, and Dunmore East. There were also lightning strikes recorded close to Cappoquin, Mooncoin and New Ross.

Lightning strikes around in and around Waterford overnight

The main electrical storm which caused the outage centred just off the Waterford coast, where a huge cluster occurred about 30km south of Tramore.

The ESB say they hope to have the power restored by lunchtime and said: “We apologise for the loss of supply. We are currently working to repair a fault affecting your premises and will restore power as quickly as possible.”

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