Storm Hannah – 9am update

Powell's Road, Castleisland, Storm Ophelia. Photo from Castleisland Chamber Twitter.

The Kerry Local Coordination Team discussed the impact of Storm Hannah this morning and a comprehensive clean-up is underway on the ground.

The group is asking all road users to travel with extreme care on all routes this morning as there is significant debris and tree branches on roads.

Road users should also be mindful of council staff who are working on roads this morning to address issues. Many of them worked late into the night and have been out since 6.00am and the Local Coordination Team would like to acknowledge their support as well as that of Kerry Fire Service, Kerry Civil Defence, An Garda Síochána and the HSE.

The Kerry County Council Emergency Line remains open for any issues to be reported on 066 7183588

Kerry County Council says many crews worked until 3am to clear roads where there were urgent or significant problems. Crews have been out again since 6am today. Many of these issues will be resolved promptly this morning.

Current issues in each of the areas but the majority of roads are passable:

LISTOWEL/NORTH KERRY

A fallen tree at Bedford Cross near Listowel has been CLEARED

There is a tree blocking the road on Moyvane to Listowel road at Sheehy’s Bend

Tree blocking the road on Asdee to Listowel road near the GAA Field

Tree blocking the road between Moran’s Cross and Quinlan’s Cross has been  – CLEARED

There is an Electricity pole damaged on New Line Road, Ballyheigue

 

WEST KERRY

10 matters attended to by crews – no known current issues

 

SOUTH KERRY

Kenmare – 5/6 trees down on N70 in this area but the road is passable

Tree down on a local on Kells – crew on the way

At Caragh Lake and Glenbeigh – crews dealing with some trees/branches

TRALEE

No known issues to report

KILLARNEY

Milltown-Listry road – tree cleared at Knockreigh

Many branches in Killarney town have been cleared

N71 Killorglin-Killarney road cleared

Tree partially blocking Loretto Road

Tree impacting power line at Barleymount – ESB alerted

Significant debris on Muckross Road to Abbey Cross

Tree in hard shoulder on N22 will be dealt with later – not impacting traffic

Motorists should drive with extreme care this morning because of debris and branches on many roads. Property owners should also check their properties for any storm damage

 

Power outages

Significant areas in the county are still without electricity. All restoration times shown here are subject to change. Further details and estimated restoration times can be accessed on the ESB powercheck website or app but they include:

  • Over 1,000 customers in the Milltown area, with an estimated restoration time of 8.15 this evening.
  • 519 in Ballybunion with an estimated restoration time of 5.45 this afternoon.
  • 68 in the Smearla area with an estimated restoration time of 8pm this evening.
  • Over 1,000 in the greater Causeway and Kilmoyley areas with an estimated restoration time of some time this morning.
  • 35 in the Ballyrickard area of Tralee and 64 in Inch with power hoped to be restored at 8pm this evening.
  • Several hundred in the Gurranebane and wider south Kerry area including Valenta, Caherdaniel and Waterville with an estimated restoration time of 8.45pm.
  • 19 in Kilgarvan with an estimated restoration time of 1 o clock.
  • Over 400 in the Coolcorcoran and Woodford areas of Killarney with an estimated restoration time of 8pm.
  • Over 1,000 in the Kenmare area with power hoped to be restored some time this morning.
  • Members of the public are advised not to approach fallen or damaged wires and to report any damage to 1850 372 999.