There are no reports so far this morning, of any injuries or serious damage caused by  Storm Atiyah that hit along western counties yesterday and overnight last night.

The fastest gusts recorded at 8pm last night were 109km/h recorded at Newport, county Mayo  and 102km/h at Mace Head, Carna, Co Galway.

In the northwest and west electricity outages were reported in counties Mayo, Donegal, Sligo and Galway.

About 73 households in the Swinford area remain without a supply this morning and a further 230 without supply in the Tubbercurry and Collooney areas. The ESB says its working on the faults and hope to have the services restored by 1pm this afternoon.

A number of flights to and from Donegal airport were cancelled as were ferries to the Aran Islands.

Met Éireann issued a status red wind warning for Kerry yesterday, while a less severe status orange wind warning was put into effect for counties Donegal, Galway, LeitrimMayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick, and remained in place until 6am this morning.

Gardai across the region are advising motorists this morning that there is debris on many roads following the high winds. A tree is blocking the road at present at Cloonlyra, Swinford and another tree in the Claremorris area of Weatherfort, on the Mount Pleasant side is disrupting traffic.

 

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