Trampolines and fallen trees affecting traffic all over Ireland due to Storm Brendan 5 months ago

Trampolines and fallen trees affecting traffic all over Ireland due to Storm Brendan

If you must get behind the wheel today, then please be careful.

Traffic on at least two major routes in Ireland has been affected by loose trampolines while fallen trees have been reported in several counties due to Storm Brendan.

The storm began to make its presence felt early on Monday morning and soon made an impact across the country. Thousands of homes and businesses have been affected by power cuts while travel plans by air, road and sea have also been disrupted.

On the roads, loose trampolines affected traffic on the M7 in Limerick and the M9 in Kilkenny. The trampoline on the M7 has since been removed.

Elsewhere, according to AA Roadwatch, fallen trees have been reported in several counties across the country, including Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Offaly, Kilkenny, Wexford, Carlow, Kildare, Cavan and Donegal.

In Mayo, the Belmullet/Blacksod Rd (R313) will be closed until Monday evening for precautionary measures due to possible high tides.

More information on the roads affected by obstacles is available on the AA Roadwatch website, while updates will also be provided on the AA Roadwatch Twitter account throughout the day.

A Status Orange wind warning for all five counties in Connacht, as well as Donegal and Kerry, will remain in place until 9pm on Monday evening.

A Status Orange wind warning for all 12 counties in Leinster, as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford, will remain in place until 3pm on Monday afternoon.

A Status Red marine warning was issued by Met Éireann at 5am on Monday morning, warning of storm force southerly winds on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish sea, with violent storm force winds expected at times.

More information is available on the Met Éireann website.