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Nearly 1,500 homes without power after Storm Gareth

Nearly 1,500 homes and businesses across Galway are without power this morning after damage due to Storm Gareth.

The single largest outage caused by Storm Gareth is in Creagh where 1,110 homes are currently without electricity.

Another serious outage in Clifden this morning was also affecting over 600 homes, but that has since been corrected by the ESB.

Other faults from storm damage that are currently affecting people in Galway include an outage in Claregalway affecting 136 homes, and another 100 in Oughterard.

The ESB is currently estimating that it will have full power restored to customers across Galway by 2pm this afternoon.

Galway escaped any major incidents last night, with no reports of flooding in the city or roads blocked by fallen debris.

A number of fallen trees were reported across roads in Mayo, Sligo, and Donegal throughout the night and early morning.

The strongest winds recorded at Mace Head weather station during Storm Gareth were gusts of 111km/hr recorded at 11pm last night.

City road crews were also on standby to deal with any overtopping in Salthill, but the city council has not reported any

An orange alert issued for the Galway and the north-west including Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim, and Donegal expired at 9am.

A yellow warning for the rest of the country was set to continue until midday, but has since been withdrawn by Met Eireann.

Storm Gareth was the third named storm so far this year after Erik and Freya.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com

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