Update: Almost 8,000 homes in Leitrim without electricity

Storm Ali

Fiona Heavey

Reporter:

Fiona Heavey

Met Eireann issues Status Orange Wind Warning as Storm Ali bears down on Ireland

Gardai, Leitrim CoCo and the Fire Service are dealign with fallen trees

3305 homes are without power in Mohill, 1321 customers in Manorhamilton,  932 in Carrigallen/ Ballinamore, about 700 in Carrick-on-Shannon, 538 in Dowra,  492 in Rooskey and 125 in Arigna.

ESB are reporting faults due to Storm Ali and are hoping to restore power later today as lines get fixed.

Leitrim is getting battered by Storm Ali this morning with reports of a lot of trees fallen on regional and local roads. Gardai and Leitrim County Council are on site on the busier roads to help traffic, but motorists are advised to drive slow and be careful on local roads. Also be mindful of branches falling and hitting moving vehicles.

Trees had blocked the Carrick-on-Shannon to Ballinamore Road early this morning, but they have beenr emoved. There are also blocks reported around Manorhamilton and Drumkeerin. Trees are also down in Keshcarrigan, Fenagh and Lurganboy and ESB pols are understood to be down in Dromahair and Drumkeerin.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for most of the country, which remains in place until 1pm.