Watch out for storm debris on Leitrim roads

Hundreds of homes without electricity across Leitrim

Fiona Heavey

Reporter:

Fiona Heavey

Watch out storm debris on Leitrim roads

Leitrim road users advised to be careful of fallen debris

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

Leitrim Fire Service are attending many scenes around the county to remove fallen debris from roads. Drivers are asked to be careful especially along local roads.

A number of homes are also without power this morning, ESB are reporting faults in Carrick-on-Shannon, Kilclare, Ballinamore, Drumreilly, Dowra and Arigna. Power is expected to be restored  by 2pm today.

The ESB’s PowerCheck app notes numerous clusters of service disruptions around Ireland. The damage is mainly caused by fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds.

Teams are working to restore power in the worst affected areas. Speaking on Morning IrelandESB spokesperson Bernardine Maloney said they expect to have power restored to the majority of homes this afternoon and it will be restored everywhere this evening.

The ESB said, "If you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they are live and extremely dangerous."

The status Yellow Weather warning is in place until 10am today in Leitrim.