Over 700 Homes Without Power In Co Tipp

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TMWR will continue to update this article with the latest news with regard to Storm Eunice impact on Tipperary.

Co. Tipperary is currently under a status orange wind warning until 11am this morning while Met Eireann has also issued a Yellow Status Snow and Ice Warning from now until 10am tomorrow for the county.

The Premier County is dealing with a severe winds and now falls of sleet and snow with accumulations is likely while icy stretches will lead to hazardous driving conditions.

The storm is more intense in the south of the county with wind gusts expected to reach close to 75km/hour along the Tipperary/Cork border with gusts in the North of the County of around 60km/hr.

No flooding issues anticipated around the county.

Power Outages

719 customers at Kyletaun near Croom are without power at present – power is now back

101 customers in Garrancanty in Bansha – power is now back.

While in Cappamore 73 customers and Kilmallock over 1000 properties have their power back.

617 Customers are affected by a power outage in Ballylooby – power is now back.

16 homes are without power in Ardfinnan also – power is now back.

542 Customers in Lawlesstown electricity is back.

Updates:

88 homes on the Holycross Road in Thurles are without power – the fault has been repaired and power is back (10:30am)

Business Closures and Events Cancelled

Tonight’s Marion Hall Bingo in Tipp Town is cancelled.

AIB Branches across Tipperary and Limerick are closed until 1pm today due to the orange weather warning.

The Rock of Cashel will be closed today due to the storm. The management apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Cashel Community School is confirming that due to weather conditions the Senior Camogie Final has been called off this Saturday. They will keep you posted with any further alternative arrangements.

Health Service Update
Tipperary
The HSE Mid West Community says scheduled services and appointments are continuing in North Tipperary.

However covid testing is limited in Nenagh from 12.30pm today for those who have appointments.

Waterford
All outpatient appointments at University Hospital Waterford between 7am and 10am on today (Friday 17 February) will be rescheduled.

Limerick
Scheduled services and appointments operated by HSE Mid West Community Healthcare are continuing in Limerick.

However limited COVID-19 testing will take place in Limerick from 12.30pm today for those who have appointments.

People who are accessing services are being advised check its website at hse.ie/storms for the latest updates.

Clare:

Ennis hospital has cancelled all outpatient appointments and elective procedures in Ennis Hospital scheduled for today.   Impacted patients are being contacted directly by Ennis Hospital. Vaccination clinics at the West County Hotel, Ennis are also postponed.   Anyone affected by these cancellations will be notified as soon as possible about a rescheduled date. The Medical Assessment Unit in Ennis Hospital will operate as normal, as will the Injury Unit which will open from 8am to 8pm.  Services at all other hospital sites in the MidWest; University Hospital Limerick, Nenagh Hospital, St John’s Hospital, Croom Orthopaedic Hospital and University Maternity Hospital Limerick will operate as normal.

Traffic Updates

Gardaí says the M8 Junction 14 southbound and at Junction 15 northbound is closed (from 3am) and is expected to reopen at 9am

Diversions will be in place during this closure.

The force says times of open and closure are subject to change.

Some flights from Dublin and Cork airports have been cancelled and ferry sailings departing Dublin and Rosslare have been cancelled or delayed.

The Council’s Crisis Management Team met yesterday afternoon to assess the situation and to ensure that all necessary arrangements are put in place in advance of this severe weather event all emergency repair crews and contractors will be on standby and ready to deal with any emergencies.

Members of the public can continue to contact the Council’s at 0818 06 5000 during normal office hours after which calls will be transferred to the Council’s emergency services number at 0818 06 5003 or email [email protected];

The public are reminded that in an emergency they should call 999 or 112, Irish water can be contacted at 1800 278 278. The ESB networks number is 1800 372 999 while Gas Networks Ireland can be contacted at 1800 205 050.