Thousands facing night without electricity in Shannonside region

Thousands of households are without power this evening in the aftermath of strong winds from Storm Ali this morning.

The main areas affected are the Roscommon town area with over 900 homes without power – up to 300 customers are without power in the Castlerea area.

Outages are still in place in Arigna, Boyle, Carrick on Shannon, Mohill, Rooskey, Tulsk, Ballymahon and Athlone

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Further details are available through the powercheck.ie website.

ESB spokesperson Grainne Burns says it’s their aim to restore most supplies by 10 o’ clock tonight and more by 10pm tomorrow night; crews will not work after nightfall.