Monday 29 December 2014

Eircom plan to ‘work through weekend’ to repair faults

Service faults nationwide measure approximately 9,000 due to adverse weather

Published 28/12/2013 | 17:53

Over 13000 homes are without power in Kerry this morning after the worst storm to hit the county in years.Homes across the county are still without power and many roads are impassible due to fallen trees. ESB Crews , Eircom Crews and Kerry County Council road crews are working to clear roads and restore power across the county after last nights storm which recorded 150km hour winds
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ESB crews and Eircom crews are working to clear roads and restore power across the country since the storm

Eircom have announced their intention to continue working throughout the weekend to restore service to up to 9,000 affected customers.

According to the Irish telecommunications firm, upwards of 1,000 service faults have been restored today but the workload for their engineers remains high.

The recent stormy weather that hit the country before and during the Christmas period has left many parts of the country without power and communications lines.

With currently 350 crews working nationwide, Eircom released a statement in an effort to reassure “customers who are currently experiencing a disruption to their telephone and broadband service that we are working as hard as possible to restore service”.

“All available technicians have been diverted onto fault repairs and our crews will continue to carry out repair work throughout the weekend,” read the statement.

Cork, Galway, Mayo, Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford continue to be the worst impacted areas.

Eircom customers can log faults on the “Log a Fault” section of the Eircom website (www.eircom.ie) or through our automated customer service line 1901.

Meanwhile, ESB crews have been working since first light this morning to try to restore power to more than 5,000 homes left without electricity after yesterday's powerful storm.

Met Eireann warned that while the worst winds were now over, unsettled conditions would continue for the next few days. The storm warning was been downgraded to a Code Yellow late last night which is the least severe weather warning, for the entire country.

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