Two weather warnings remain in place this morning as Storm Gareth batters the country.

Winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour have hit parts of the west and north-west over the past 24 hours, while high seas have also led to coastal flooding in places.

Power outages affecting a small number of customers are reported in Cong and in Collooney, while there are also outages in the Oughterard and Carraroe areas of Galway, and in Leitrim.

The Road Safety Authority is asking road users to take extra care when  travelling this morning, and to watch out for fallen trees and debris.

Met Eirean say the Status Orange weather alert will remain in place for counties Mayo,, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal until 9am this morning.

A yellow wind alert is in place for the rest of the country until midday.

Winds gusting to 102 km/h were reported in Malin Head this morning, while the latest Met Eireann report shows gusts of 96km/h at 6am this morning in Newport, Co Mayo and gusts of 81 km/h in Belmullet.




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