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Man freed with cutting equipment after tree falls on car

Drivers are being warned to look out for fallen trees and other debris this morning.

Ballyboughal, north Dublin
Ballyboughal, north Dublin
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CUTTING EQUIPMENT WAS needed to free a motorist whose car was hit with a tree in county Dublin overnight.

It happened near Ballyboughal, a rural area to the north of the county around 10 km from the border with Meath.

Gardaí from Balbriggan and Dublin Fire Brigade responded. The man was treated at the scene, but his injuries are not believed to be serious.

A spokesperson for the fire service said it had been a busy night, as crews responded to call-outs all over the city and county — but that there had been no other serious incidents.

Drivers are being urged to beware of fallen trees and other debris this morning, as the clean-up continues following the overnight strorm.

There are several reports of fallen trees blocking roads around the country, with Kildare one of the worst affected counties.

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