LATEST: Power restored to hundreds of Cork homes following overnight lightning strikes

Multiple faults have been reported in one area of the county. 
LATEST: Power restored to hundreds of Cork homes following overnight lightning strikes

ESB Networks apologised for the lack of supply and said they are currently working to repair the faults. 

LATEST: ESB Network technicians have restored power to hundreds of customers after overnight lightning strikes caused multiple faults in parts of Cork. 

Most of the faults were in the Riverstown/Glanmire area, with more than 250 residences affected.

EARLIER: Hundreds of Cork homes were without power this morning with ESB Networks staff working to restore multiple faults in the Riverstown area and around Glanmire.

The power supply was affected by a number of lightning strikes overnight and technicians are currently working to repair the resulting faults. 

A number of faults were reported in the area on powercheck.ie, with the number of customers affected by each fault ranging from 12 to more than 100. In total, the site reports 260 customers affected by outages in Cork. 

An ESB spokesperson said the largest of the faults has already been repaired and they hope to have power restored to all customers in the next few hours. 

51 premises in Mayfield were also affected by an outage overnight, but ESB Networks report that fault was fixed shortly after 5am. 

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