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14th Jun 2018

Fallen trees from Storm Hector are affecting traffic all over Ireland this morning

Conor Heneghan

Storm Hector

Stay safe out there folks.

Several roads throughout Ireland have been affected by fallen trees as a result of Storm Hector, which made its presence felt on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

According to AA Roadwatch, the N56 is impassable at Stragraddy in Termon in Donegal, while fallen trees have also affected routes in Monaghan, Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Kildare, Galway, Cork and Dublin.

A number of the roads in question have been partially blocked or are down to one lane as a result; the affected routes can be seen below and updates on road conditions throughout the day can be seen on the AA Roadwatch website.

DONEGAL: The N56 is impassable at Stragraddy in Termon due to a fallen tree. Gardaí are at the scene.

The N14 is blocked outside Lifford at Tullyrap (known as the bad bends) due to a fallen tree. The Council has been notified.

In Inishowen, there is a fallen tree and electricity pole on the Gleneely Rd (R238) in Moville at Rosebank Court. The Council and ESB have been notified.

MONAGHAN: The N2 is down to one lane between Emyvale and Aughnacloy at Elvey due to a fallen tree.

There is serious damage to the surface of the Ballybay Rd (R183) outside Clones due to the severe weather.

LOUTH: In Drogheda, the fallen trees have been cleared from the North Rd and on the N51 near Townley Hall.

MEATH: Traffic is down to one lane on the Ratoath/Dunshauglin Rd (R125) approx. 3km outside Ratoath due to a fallen tree.

KILDARE: There are fallen trees in Kildare on the Clane/Prosperous Rd (R403) and the Kilcock/Enfield Rd (R148).

A status orange weather warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo and a status yellow warning for Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare and Kerry remain in place until 10am on Thursday morning.

The ESB, meanwhile, revealed that approximately 35,000 homes throughout the country were without power due to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result high winds.

For real-time updates, check out @ESBNetworks on Twitter and

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