Storm Ophelia Update: Thursday, 09/11/2017, 12.45pm
While fault arrival levels continue to be higher than average, we are continuing to make progress, with a further decline in live fault levels.
All available fault resources are currently in storm response. To date the following response has been deployed:
- All available repair technicians have been deployed on repair activity.
- Our national response teams have been mobilised into the worst affected areas.
- Apprentices have been deployed onto repair activity.
- All available internal build resources have been deployed onto repair activity.
- Contractor build resources have been mobilised into the worst affected areas.
- Overtime has been deployed in affected areas with 7 day / full daylight working since the storm struck.
Our expectation is that it will be a further 3 to 4 weeks before all the infrastructural damage has been repaired and individual fault levels restore to normal levels.
The following infrastructural damage has been recorded and addressed so far:
- 1,900 poles.
- 2,200 overhead cable sections.
We currently have 8,172 live faults on hand. Only 1 County (Waterford) remains with an average repair time of days. A focus is being placed on the oldest faults, where completed infrastructure repair will now allow these faults to be repaired. There are no weather warning in place today.