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01st Mar 2018

Parts of Dublin without electricity this morning due to ‘large fault’

The ESB had said its crews are 'limited' today.

Anna O'Rourke

Parts of Dublin without electricity this morning due to 'large fault'

Some people in Dublin have woken up not just to a heavy blanket of snow but to a black-out.

A number of homes in separate areas were left without electricity this morning, the Irish Independent is reporting.

Up to 183 houses in Malahide and Portmarnock lost their power supply just after 6am, according to the ESB.

A ‘large fault’ is to blame, it said.

The issue isn’t expected to be fixed until at least mid-afternoon.

Another fault caused a black-out in 93 more homes in Malahide but that’s since been repaired and power has been restored.

Meanwhile, up to 134 homes in Dun Laoghaire are without electricity this morning, though they’re expected to have it back later this morning.

The ESB had warned customers earlier in the week that the forecasted weather could impact on supplies.

Conditions are expected to worsen overnight meaning that repairs to any further faults are likely to be delayed.