A number of fallen trees across Donegal tonight are causing havoc for motorists while over 1,000 homes have been left without power.
Motorists are being urged to drive with caution as power lines have also been damaged by high winds.
In Lifford, a major power cut has left over 1,000 ESB customers without power.
“We apologise for the loss of supply. We are currently working to repair a fault affecting your premises and will restore power as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson said.
It is estimated that power will be off until after midnight. ESB crews are working to repair the damage.
There is a tree down at Tullyrap on the main N14 road between Letterkenny and Lifford.
Traffic is said to be badly backed up in Cranford, at ‘Devenney’s Straight’ for the last couple of hours. Emergency services are working to remove the blockage, again caused by a fallen tree. Several other trees are said to have fallen on the same road between Milford and Carrigart.
On the Kilmacrennan-Churchill road, a tree is blocking the road just past Kilmacrennan school.
A tree is blocking the road at Castruse in Killea while another tree is reported to have been uprooted at Ballyratton on the R238 Redcastle-Moville road.
The road in Coshclady in Gweedore is also blocked by a fallen tree, as is the Hollow Road, Castlefin.
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