Traffic chaos and power outages as truck hits Kilkenny ESB pole

A truck has caused traffic chaos and power outages in Kilkenny city.

It hit and broke an ESB pole on Patrick Street shortly after 11 o’clock this morning.

As a result electricity has been knocked out in Patrick Street, Jacob Street, Upper New Street, Fr. Hayden Road and a portion of the Waterford Road.

The supply will NOT be restored to effected households and businesses until at least 6 this evening.

Traffic diversions are in place.

Gardai, who are at the scene, are asking drivers to be patient.