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a mighty wind

Storm Georgina: Power outages across the west this morning

The winds were at their strongest in the early hours of the morning.

Updated at 9am

HUNDREDS OF HOUSEHOLDS and businesses across the west and south of the country are without power this morning, in the wake of Storm Georgina.

There were also reports of trees down on a number of routes this morning, after strong winds swept across the country overnight.

According to AA Roadwatch, there are reports of a fallen tree on Nutley Lane in Dublin. Elsewhere around the country, there are also reports of a tree down on the Goresbridge Rd (R702) outside of Borris in Carlow.

There are reports of excess surface water in some areas, AA Roadwatch says.

In other travel news this morning, there is no service on the Luas Red Line in Dublin between Belgard and Saggart due to a signalling problem.

The Luas website said Dualway coaches would be servicing the affected stops.

“Dublin Bus are accepting valid Luas tickets for the duration of the disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” the site said.

The winds were at their strongest in the early hours of this morning.

A ‘yellow alert’ wind warning remains in effect for the country until 9am this morning.

A status yellow rainfall warning is also in place, until 10am, covering:

  • Donegal
  • Galway
  • Leitrim
  • Mayo
  • Sligo
  • Clare

Heavy rain will clear the southeast this morning, with sunny spells and scattered showers following, according to Met Éireann.

There’ll be further showers tonight, some heavy and with a risk of hail and thunder – especially in the north of the country, the weather service says.

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