Storm Callum: 30,000 without power as warning remains in west
Storm Callum continues to make itself felt as thousands woke up without electricity this morning (Friday, October 12).
A Status Orange wind warning remains in place for the western counties of Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo, according to Met Eireann.
The updated warning for these four counties kicked in at 9:00am this morning and remains in effect until 4:00pm this evening.
Storm Callum saw south-east winds veering south-west gusting generally between 100kph and 130kph, with higher speeds in some coastal areas and on high ground.
The company is currently evaluating faults to establish how best to fix them.
8am : Due to #StormCallum we have 30K customers without power this morning, mainly in the Southwest, we apologise for this interruption. We are currently evaluating all faults and https://t.co/cwxXH3FsWc will be updated with restoration times ASAP pic.twitter.com/BpXbxKbL2XAdvertisement
— ESB Networks (@ESBNetworks) October 12, 2018
According to ESB, large faults have been detected in counties Kilkenny, Mayo, Wexford, Kildare, Donegal, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Galway.
Irish Ferries has cancelled and delayed a number of ships on its usual routes, while Dublin and Shannon Airports announced several cancelled or delayed flights due to weather conditions.