Ireland After the storm: Thousands without electricity and drivers urged to take care on roads

11:55  14 january  2020
11:55  14 january  2020 Source:   thejournal.ie

Met Eireann drop weather update as Storm Brendan is downgraded in some areas

  Met Eireann drop weather update as Storm Brendan is downgraded in some areas Met Eireann has downgraded Storm Brendan’s status orange weather warning in many counties while the northwestern parts remain on an orange warning. Met Eireann’s status orange warning for Wexford, Cavan, Monaghan, Kerry, Cork, Clare, Waterford and Limerick have been downgraded to status yellow.

Winter storm leaves thousands without power. The storm , which pummeled the Southeast over the weekend, killed at least one person in North Carolina and grounded thousands of A terminally ill woman on hospice care died when the oxygen concentrator in her Haywood County home stopped working after a The driver died, and the passenger was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on the roads . 1.30am update: Yellow warning in place for the south on Wednesday. Anyone in the path of Storm Brendan is advised to tie down trampolines and other loose garden furniture after a trampoline made its way onto the M7 near Limerick.

a person riding on the back of a truck © Eamonn Farrell

THE ESB IS working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses that are without power, and drivers are urged to take care on the roads in the aftermath of Storm Brendan, which swept across the country yesterday.

Yesterday, the ESB restored power to 100,000 homes, but 32,000 were still without power. You can check where there are power faults on the ESB’s PowerCheck site. Videos showed that there were dramatic floodings on Salthill promenade last night; there was also reports of debris on the M1 southbound this morning near J18 Carlingford, though there are no indications that this debris was caused by the storm.

Scaffolding crashes to ground in Dublin as feisty Storm Brendan weather rattles Ireland

  Scaffolding crashes to ground in Dublin as feisty Storm Brendan weather rattles Ireland The winds then become too much for the structure which tipples inwards onto the site .The incident came as Dublin was issued a status Orange alert.Many parts of the Northside saw flooding while winds hit heights of 120kmp/h. © Provided by Dublin Live The alert was lifted at 3pm today.We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.For the latest news and breaking news visit dublinlive.ie/news.Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Storm Aileen brings flying debris to the UK and leaves thousands without power. Ross McGuinness. , Yahoo News UK •September 13, 2017. Highways England has urged drivers to take extra care on their journeys to work, warning that people should delay travelling if the weather becomes too severe.

Storms caused flooding in some areas early Saturday as temperatures rose to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in Boston, but forecasts predicted a return to Massachusetts officials say roads are being treated but urged drivers to be cautious. Power companies say electricity has been restored to thousands of

“Roads are wet in some parts of the west this morning – in affected areas, slow down and allow extra space behind the vehicle in front,” AA Roadwatch said. In Dublin, a barge crashed into the lock at the Portobello Bridge after its moorings broke in the storm yesterday. 

a close up of a street © Ronnie Smith Met Éireann has forecast that persistent rain and possible sleet and snow, will begin in the southwest and spread across the country during the morning and early afternoon.

There will be some heavy and possibly thundery falls, mainly in parts of Munster and Leinster, but amounts will be smaller in the west and northwest. Clearer conditions, with scattered showers, will extend from the west during the afternoon and early evening.


Taxi driver injured in Drogheda shooting

  Taxi driver injured in Drogheda shooting The shooting incident happened on the Bridge of Peace in the town.It took place shortly after 6.20pm on the Bridge of Peace in the centre of the town when a number of shots were fired at a taxi.

Officials urged travelers to be cautious on roads and asked everyone to take their time getting to their holiday destination. The winter storm moved into the Denver area on Thursday, and road conditions quickly deteriorated across the city. The city had seen modest, below-average snow totals so far this

Once those two are taken care of, officials said, crews will head over to Summit Street (where 22 Town officials and police urge residents to exercise caution since there are numerous trees and He urged residents to avoid down wires. “We want to remind people if they see wires, stay away because

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