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Storm knocks out power to hundreds of Clare homes

ESB Powercheck map showing the location of power outages.

ESB Powercheck map showing the location of power outages.

More than 2100 households across County Clare are without power tonight as a result of storm force winds.

The worst affected areas are Westbury and Parteen where 1196 homes and businesses are without electricty.

Elsewhere, power outages are reported in Bellharbour (191), Ennis (173), Ennistymon (146), Caherconnell (55), O’Briensbridge (93), Newmarket on Fergus (96), Tulla (36), Kilkishen (51), Cratloe (161), Broadford (76) and Quin (51).

Met Éireann has an Orange Alert in place for strong winds to continue until the late Tuesday morning.  Thunderstorms and showers of sleet or snow are also expected to continue into Tuesday.

Lightning radar showing intense thunderstorm activity in SE Clare and Limerick City.

Lightning radar showing intense thunderstorm activity in SE Clare and Limerick City.

Mace Head in Galway recorded a 140km/h gust in the 24hr period up to 11pm Monday. Shannon recorded a 104.5km/h gust of wind. Image OGIMET

Mace Head in Galway recorded a 140km/h gust in the 24hr period up to 11pm Monday. Shannon recorded a 104.5km/h gust of wind. Image OGIMET

Clare County Council meanwhile, is warning members of the public to steer clear of coastal routes prone to flooding as well as seawalls and piers.

See ESB Powercheck for the latest on power outages across the country

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About Mark Dunphy

Founder and Editor of The Clare Herald, Mark Dunphy is a native of Connolly in County Clare. Mark also operates Dunphy PR.

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