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Dublin: 14°C Wednesday 22 September 2021
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Careful out there, there are even rogue wheelie bins flying about*

*well, one rogue wheelie bin anyway.

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STORMY WINDS OVERNIGHT are set to stay in many areas for the morning and early afternoon, particularly in the northwest.

Met Éireann has put a status orange weather warning in place for counties Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo with winds of 90 to 110 km/hour expected.

The less severe status yellow weather warning is in place in Munster, Leinster and in parts of the west.

Despite Ireland being hit by the tail-end of a hurricane Gonzalo over the last 12 hours, only an estimated 511 homes nationwide are currently without power. The biggest fault is in Westport where ESB say that 201 homes are without power.

On the roads, fallen trees are blocking routes in Enniskerry in Wicklow and in Lunderstown in Co Meath.

AA Roadwatch also say that there are reports of a rogue wheelie bin on the M8 Cork to Dublin road causing disruption on the left lane at Rathcormac.

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Train services have also been affected by the overnight winds with Dart services operating only between Bray/Greystones and Clongriffin only due to a tree on the overhead power lines.

The tree is also effecting northern communter services which are beginning only at Clongriffin.

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