STORM UPDATE: Homes Without Power And Road Blockages Around Kerry

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THERE are thousands of homes in Kerry without power and a number of road blockages due to Storm Callum.

Kerry County Council crews have been responding since 6am to deal with the impact of Storm Callum across the county. The Council’s Emergency Management Team met at 6.30am to review the response to the adverse weather conditions.

Many of the earlier issues reported to the council have already been cleared and dealt with. Motorists should continue, however, to exercise extreme caution on all routes. There are no reports of roads in Tralee blocked apart from flooding on Kearney’s Road in Blennerville due to high tide causing the road to be impassable.

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Road blockages and incidents currently being dealt with (as of 8am):

• Tree down on R568 between Moll’s Gap and Sneem – blocked

• Tree down at Over the Water side of bridge in Cahersiveen – passable

• Tree down near Beaufort village on Killorglin side of grotto – blocked for next few hours

• Flooding on Kearney’s Road, Blennerville due to high tide

• Tree down on the main Brosna  to Castleisland road – 4km outside Brosna – Road half blocked.

• Glencar to Killorglin Road at Glencuttane near humpback bridge…..road impassable

• N71 Muckross Rd, near Muckross House. Road is blocked

• Flooding at Carrahane, Banna due to high tide

Roads cleared in past hour and now passable:

• N70 near Blackwater Bridge, now clear

• N72 on Killarney side of Killorglin, now clear

• Headford Road between N22 and R570 (Glenflesk-Barraduff), now clear

• N70 between Cahersiveen and Waterville at Tullig, now clear

• Caragh Lake road near turn off for Quirke’s now clear

• N86 clear now near Annascaul graveyard

• Tree down on N22 at Glenflesk – one lane blocked – now clear


There are 7,200 homes without power in the county. Kenmare is worst affected with 2,800 out of power, over 1,000 homes in Castleisland 660 in Castlegregory and 610 in Milltown.

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