Here are all the roads across the country affected by fallen trees due to Storm Ali 1 year ago

Here are all the roads across the country affected by fallen trees due to Storm Ali

The West seems to be more severely affected.

Motorists are being urged to exercise caution with reports of a number of fallen trees across the country as Storm Ali beckons on.

A status yellow weather warning took effect from 5am on Wednesday morning as heavy winds and strong gusts battered the Atlantic coast.

Met Éireann measured and recorded the strongest gusts around the country, and as of 8.30am, parts of Galway were getting winds of over 140km/h.

As a direct result, thousands of homes across the country are without power and a number of trees have fallen, deeming roads across the country impassable.

At the time of writing, the West seems to be more severely affected. However, it's forecast that Storm Ali is set to move eastward quickly from about 11am.

According to AA Roadwatch, there are a number of fallen trees in the Claremorris area, including on the N60 and the Ballinrobe Rd (R331) which are fully blocked. Gardaí advise against travelling in the area due to dangerous conditions.

In Galway:

  • St Mary's Rd is closed due to a fallen tree, and so is the nearby Crescent.
  • Salthill Promenade has been closed due a large number of fallen trees in the Salthill area.
  • The N59 is currently blocked near Roscahill by a tree.
  • There’s a tree down at the Browne Roundabout on Seamus Quirke Rd in the city, however, traffic can get by with care.
  • The walkway from Corrib Village to Dangan is closed. It will reopen when these are cleared.

Sligo is also badly affected with fallen trees on:

  • The N4 between Lackagh and Collooney, and a fallen electricity pole near Castlebaldwin.
  • The Slishwood/Ballintogher Rd (R287).
  • The Sligo/Ballinode Rd(R278) on the Sligo Town side of Calry.
  • The Sligo/Leitrim Village Rd (R284) at Ballygawley and just south of Geevagh.
  • The Ballymote/Boyle Rd (R295) is blocked by a tree at Keash.

Donegal:

  • Several fallen trees have been recorded on N14 between Letterkenny and Lifford, with the road fully blocked.
  • Also a tree down on Frosses/Glenties Rd (R262).

In Cork:

  • There’s a fallen tree partially blocking the N22 between Ovens and Macroom, near the turnoff for Crookstown.
  • There is a tree down on the South City Link Rd inbound near the Turners Cross exit, blocking one lane.
  • A tree is partially blocking the North Ring Rd in Cork City at Tinkers Cross.
  • There is a tree down on Centre Park Rd in the City also.

Kerry roads have also been badly affected:

  • The N72 between Killarney and Killorglin near Fossa GAA Club.
  • Also on the N72, one lane is blocked near Barraduff due to a fallen tree.
  • There’s a tree partially blocking the N22 near the level crossing between Killarney and Glenflesk. Traffic can get by with care.
  • A fallen tree is blocking the Abbeydorney/Listowel Rd (R557) near Lixnaw.
  • A tree has fallen on the Ballyduff/Ballyheigue Rd (R551) at Dromartin.

Dublin:

  • There is a fallen tree blocking Palmerston Rd in Rathgar near Temple Gardens.
  • Fallen tree blocking the bus lane after Harts Corner on Phibsborough Rd inbound.
  • A fallen tree is partially blocking the junction of Finglas Rd and Ballyboggan Rd. Gardai are at the scene.
  • Reports of a fallen tree and damaged power cables in Sandyford Village at Sandyford House.
  • There are reports of a tree down outside Donnybrook heading onto Leeson St Upper.
  • There is a fallen tree at the Strawberry Beds at the bridge after Chadwicks.
  • A fallen tree has been cleared from Kevin St Upper in the city centre.
  • Fallen tree on Boherboy Rd in Saggart partially blocking traffic headed towards the N81.
  • Tree down on Yellow Walls road. Very windy at the moment in Portmarnock.

Longford:

  • A fallen tree has been cleared from the N4 between Longford and Newtownforbes.

Westmeath:

  • There is a tree down on the N4 between J16 Mullingar Centre and J17 Mullingar West.
  • A tree has fallen on the Castlepollard/Delvin Rd (R395) between Drumcree and Collinstown.

Kildare:

  • The N78 is blocked by a fallen tree just outside Athy on the Carlow side.

At the time of writing, it’s wet and windy in many parts of the country but as Storm Ali quickly moves eastward. Winds are forecast to be strongest along Atlantic Coasts at first before extending towards Dublin later in the morning.

AA Roadwatch has warned that "Extreme care is needed on all roads this morning."

"High-sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open or exposed roads. Be particularly mindful of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Wind-blown debris is likely to be a problem on secondary roads in particular," they said.

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