August 5, 2021

Storm aftermath: 100 Waterford homes still without power, fallen trees cause delays

Waterford escaped the worst of Storm Atiyah, but there were still severe disruptions that caused power outages and brought down trees in parts of the county.

ESB network engineers are still working to return power to over 100 houses around the county. Some have been left  without power since yesterday evening.

In Tramore, 55 houses are still without power, but the ESB hopes to have this restored by noon. Close to 1oo homes in Lismore have also been without power since early yesterday evening. ESB crews are working to fix the problem, but it could be late afternoon before the power is fully restored.

Although the worst of Storm Atiyah hit the South West, it was still pretty powerful in Waterford, with the weather station at Ring recording gusts up to 90kph. Gusts of 70kph were recorded in Tramore and 67kph in Waterford city.

The AA  released a statement this morning urging people in Waterford to drive with caution. The statement said: “Extra caution advised on the roads this morning after #StormAtiyah last night – expect debris and give extra space to other road users. We’re keeping an eye on road conditions.”

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