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Overnight storm causes widespread Mayo power cuts

Friday, 29th January, 2016 10:26am

Overnight storm causes widespread Mayo power cuts

MORE than 2,000 homes and businesses in Mayo were without power this morning following Storm Gertrude.

High winds and heavy rain hit many parts of the county overnight with gusts of up to 130 kilometres per hour reported.

Up to 1,500 of Mayo outages occurred on Achill island while 200 ESB customers in the Cong area were left without a supply.

Fifty customers in the Crossmolina area lost power at 7 a.m. this morning. It is  expected to be restored by 7 p.m. this evening.

Households in the Westport area who lost power at about 5.30 this morning have also had their service restored.

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