Thousands in Cavan and Monaghan could be without power until tonight

Power has been restored to thousands of customers across the region, but over 1,500 still have no electricity this lunchtime.

Over 3,000 were without power this morning, with Storm Hector causing damage to lines overnight.

Over 500 in Dowra still have no electricity, with areas in Carrickmacross, Emyvale, Kingscourt and Killeshandra still waiting for reconnections.

There was disruption this morning, with fallen trees and branches blocking roads.

There’s been damage to the main Clones-Ballybay road, with subsidence of the road near Largy College causing disruption. Motorists there are asked to take care.

Paul Hand from ESB Networks told Northern Sound that some customers could be without electricity until tonight: