Clean-up in Limerick following Storm Barney

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High winds caused this telephone pole to come down on Carey's Road in the city. Picture: Adrian Butler
THE clean-up is continuing across Limerick in the aftermath of Storm Barney, which battered much of the country yesterday.

THE clean-up is continuing across Limerick in the aftermath of Storm Barney, which battered much of the country yesterday.

While a yellow weather alert remains in place, Met Éireann says winds are unlikely to be as strong today.

Dozens of trees were knocked across Limerick yesterday but there are no reports of any serious accidents or injuries relating to Storm Barney.

According to ESB Networks most of those who lost their electricity supply during the height of the winds yesterday afternoon have had power restored.

However, there are still almost 200 customers without power and more than a dozen crews are currently working across the city and county to restore their supply.

While motorists are being advised to be careful and to watch out for debris on rural roads, AA Roadwatch is not reporting any major difficulties in Limerick at present.

Earlier flooding on the Dublin Road in the city and on the N69 at Clarina has receded and both roads are now passable.

Elsewhere, CBS Sexton Street is closed today after damage was caused to the roof of the school gym by yesterday’s high winds.

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