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Weather calms in Limerick, but homes without power, more boil notices lifted

Cars were stuck under trees on the South Circular Road outside Mary Immaculate College following Wednesday's storms. These are not expected to be moved until next week.

Cars were stuck under trees on the South Circular Road outside Mary Immaculate College following Wednesday's storms. These are not expected to be moved until next week.

 

UP to 3,000 homes across Limerick are still without power and could remain disconnected well into next week.

Despite warnings from Met Eireann and City and County Council, there were no severe storms last night.

Met Eireann has downgraded warnings across the country, and although a rainfall warning remains in place, Limerick has enjoyed a calm night.

There are reports of a handful of fallen trees across the county, but these are believed to have come as a result of damage already sustained during Wednesday’s violent storms.

Meanwhile, the ESB has said power was restored to around 2,000 homes in the county yesterday.

Today, it is anticipating around 700 homes will be reconnected, including homes on the North Circular Road, the South Circular Road, and Castletroy.

The vast majority of boil notices issued on Thursday have now been listed, with only around 2,000 homes across the county now still subject to the warning.

City and County Council is to hold further tests to the water supply, and anticipates the remainder of warnings will be lifted today.

However, the clean-up operation from Wednesday’s storms - which brought gusts of up to 160kph - are expected to go on into next week.

UPDATE, 7.45pm: Limerick City and County Council have reported that just one public water scheme is facing restrictions this Saturday evening.

The local authority, acting on the advice of the HSE has deemed the water supply in all but one scheme - Fedamore - as now being fit for consumption.

Some 475 people served by the Fedamore public water scheme are still required to boil water prior to consumption. This precautionary measure is expected to be lifted in the coming days, however.

Meanwhile, the council says some other customers throughout County Limerick may experience water pressure issues during the weekend while reservoirs are replenished.

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