ESB: Power faults affect hundreds of homes in County Wexford.

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A map showing some of the power faults that have affected households in County Wexford.

Power cuts caused by Storm Barney have left hundreds of homes throughout County Wexford without electricity. This evening, Storm Barney swept across the country, leading to gusts of wind that exceeded 100KM/hr.

The ESB has said that gale force winds have caused a number of power faults throughout the country, affecting over 40,000 households nationwide. The company also stated it may be some time before crews are able to restore power, as the storm had caused a lot of damage.

As it stands, the ESB has given an ERT (expected restoration time) of 6PM tomorrow for all areas in the country.

In County Wexford, faults have occurred in places such as New Ross, Adamstown, Ballinaboola, Enniscorthy, Ballymurn, Marshalstown, Ferns and Camolin. According to the ESB, 2,447 households have been affected in County Wexford. New Ross seems to be the worst affected area, as two power faults in the area have left 1,492 customers with no electricity.

At around 4.30PM, a school bus on the N11 road outside of Enniscorthy was struck by a falling tree. Emergency services attended the scene and no injuries were reported. A fallen tree also cut off access to the N80 Road outside of the Calvary Cemetery in Bunclody earlier this evening.

Earlier today, Met Éireann issued a Status Orange warning for Munster and Leinster, as wind speeds reached 80KM/hr, with gusts of up to 130KM/hr. This Status Orange warning will remain in place until 9PM this evening. As the night goes on, winds are expected to ease, with a Status Yellow warning remaining in place until 10PM.

Need to check if there is a power fault near you? Check out the ESB’s Power Check map.