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Power outages as Imogen strikes
08 Feb 2016 21:09
The ESB have restored power to 34,000 premises, mainly in Cork, Kerry and Limerick after Storm Imogen.
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Fewer than 900 homes and businesses remain without power this evening.
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ESB repair crews are continuing to reconnect as many as possible, however 250 will be without power overnight.
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There is still a Status Yellow Marine Gale Warning in effect.
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The Road Safety Authority has warned all road users to continue to exercise caution and to be aware of fallen debris.
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There were several incidents of flooding in Limerick arising from this morning's high tide and stormy conditions.
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Limerick City and County Council said the tide recorded is the second highest on record in Limerick city.
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The council is urging people to be extremely cautious along the River Shannon in Limerick City and along the Shannon Estuary at Foynes, Askeaton and Glin "until Storm Imogen and associated flooding dissipates".
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Meanwhile, the ESB increased the water flow at Parteen Weir to 230 cubic metres per second today and warned of flooding downstream as a result.
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The areas of Springfield, Montpelier, Castleconnell, Mountshannon (Annacotty) and the University of Limerick were particularly at risk, it added.
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Other areas between Parteen Weir and Limerick may also be vulnerable to flooding due to local issues.
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In Tramore, Co Waterford, Storm Imogen brought extreme waves and winds of up to 140km/h.
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