Kilkenny & Carlow Alerts: Traffic, Water, Power Outages on KCLR

KCLR Local Alerts: Traffic, Water, Power

Last updated February 23 2017:

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The following Weather Advisory has been issued by Met Eireann at 9pm on Wednesday, February 22.

Update on Advisory A deepening Atlantic depression (Storm Doris ) is forecast to track across the north of Ireland and into Britain during Wednesday night and Thursday. It will bright some severe winds and heavy rain overnight and Thursday morning. In general Status yellow wind and rainfall warnings are in operation for the country and a status orange wind warning in force for some eastern counties between 0500 to 0900hrs Thursday morning, as the storms peaks.

This notice is valid until 12noon, Thursday, February 23.

Thankfully, Carlow & Kilkenny have, so far, not been too badly hit. Spare a thought for Brian though:

Due to Storm Doris: 

Some flights between Ireland & the UK have been cancelled – check with your tour operator if you’re due to fly today, February 23.  Including:

Train users take note:

If you’re heading to Dublin:

And Irish Ferries have some cancellations, details here

Traffic lights at High Street & Market Yard in Kilkenny are out of action (10:30am)

There’s a tree down at Hoyne’s Corner in Clogh as you round the corner heading towards Castlecomer.  Approach the area with caution.

There’s a tree down on the Circular Road on the Kilcreene side of Roberts Hill.

Traffic Alerts & Road Closures

Kilkenny City

Roadworks are in place on Lower Patrick Street, Kilkenny to facilitate the under-grounding of ESB networks & public lighting.  Since Tuesday, February 21, there’s a temporary one-way traffic flow along Patrick Street from the junction with Ormonde Road (Blue Bar) to The Parade with no access to Patrick Street from The Parade.  Alternative routes are via The Parade, Castle Road & Nuncio Road.  This is due to continue until Friday, March 10.  During this time the road returns to two-way traffic each  Friday at 5pm to 7am each Monday morning.

Kilkenny County

Works began on Monday, February 20, on the Callan / Kilkenny Road from The Ring Road through Shellumsrath, Tennypark & Brownstown / Rathaleek area.  These works are expected to run for 18 months while the road is being realigned & improved.

Due to essential water mains rehabilitation, the LS8200 from Ballyreddin West to Knockanore & the LP4202 from Killamery to Stoneyford will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8am until 6pm daily to March 24, inclusive. Local access will be maintained where possible & diversions are in place.

Kilkenny County Council apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Meanwhile, Tipperary County Council has made an Order to close the N24 Pill Road Carrick-on-Suir (at the Railway Bridge) until 8am on Monday February 27, i.e. 24 hrs per day during school mid-term break).

To help the flow of traffic through the town centre there will be zero tolerance to any illegal parking, especially along Main Street and Sean Kelly Square. The Local Council have granted free parking in the Town Hall Carpark for the duration of the works & all businesses on the route are advised to avoid deliveries if possible on these dates or work with delivery companies to insure they do not have to double park.

For more details please visit the Carrick on Suir website

Water Works, Repairs & Outages

Due to a burst water main water will be off on Thursday, February 23, at Dangan Terrace & The Quay in Thomastown from 10am to 6pm.

ESB Networks & Power Outages

325 customers in the Freshfordarea have had their power restored after this morning’s outage.  The remaining 279 customers are expected to see power restored at 11:15am approx.  While 11 customers in Ballyragget are affected, power’s due back by 11:30am.  But you’ll get ESB updates here

Get live traffic and travel updates on KCLR Breakfast (7-10am) and KCLR Drive (3-6pm) weekdays on KCLR with important local notices including in our main news updates at 9am, 1pm and 6pm each day.

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