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Dublin: 17 °C Friday 31 October, 2014

Stormwatch: Travel disruption as ferry services cancelled but flights coping well

A number of Irish Sea crossings have been hit by the storm conditions.

Storm waves in Dublin yesterday.
Storm waves in Dublin yesterday.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

FERRY CROSSINGS HAVE been cancelled and some flights have been delayed as storm conditions continue to cause problems nationwide.

The Dublin Swift sailings due to leave at 08.45am and 2.30pm have both been cancelled according to Irish Ferries.

The 1:30pm  sailing of Stena Line’s service from Dun Laoghaire to Hoylhead has also been cancelled.

At Dublin Airport there are a number of delays due to high winds but there are no cancellations.

Blizzard conditions along the east coast of the United States may also affect some transatlantic services and airlines are asking travelers to check if they have any concerns.

One traveler who spoke to TheJournal.ie reports a queue of departures waiting to take off with planes having to refuel after waiting for up to 90 minutes.

This is believed to be because pilots are using a runway used in strong wind conditions, which has less access, and as a result the delays are not out of the ordinary.

The DAA say that they are “operating reasonably well” given the conditions and again stressed that there are no cancellations.

Services at Cork Airport and Ireland West Airport at Knock are are also operating as scheduled.

A 6am cargo flight due to arrive at Shannon Airport was cancelled but all other flights are proceeding as normal.

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