Met Eireann has issued a status orange wind warning for county Tipperary until 5pm this evening and the county remains under a status yellow rainfall warning until midnight.
Over 1838 customers are without electricity in the Aherlow area after a fault in the network at Kilross Road. The company expects to have power restored at 2.30pm today. The fault was first reported at 10.55am this morning.
ESB Networks can be contacted by calling 1800 372 999 to report faults.
An outage only appears on the powercheck.ie website when it affects more than ten properties. The public area advised to report a fault if an outage is not recorded on the website to ensure a prompt response.
There are several reports of fallen trees in the area – no injuries are reported as of now. The road between Robert’s cross and Kiely’s cross in Aherlow was reported to be blocked due to a fallen tree. There are also reports of a tree down on the Bansha side of the Coach road blocking the road. Drivers report a lot of debris from branches on the road from Emly to Tipperary town. A tree has fallen in the Nenagh Civic Amenity Centre and the site will remain closed for the rest of the day – again no injuries reported. Tipperary County Council says there are trees down near Ballyporeen on the following roads – L-3402 Ballyporeen to Araglin Road, R665-2 Kilcaroon and on the R665 Main Ballyporeen Road. Council engineers say most of the tree debris is from ash trees that may have been weakened or dead due to ash dieback disease. Members of the public can contact the Council on 0818 06 5000 during normal office hours or also use the out of hours emergency number 0818 06 5003 for emergencies after 4.30pm.