The R313 at Bunduaile in Belmullet has been closed for the weekend in anticipation of Storm Aiden in the next 24 hours.

Mayo Co Council closed the road at 2pm this afternoon as the county prepares for stormy weather which has resulted in the issuing of a status orange wind warning for western counties from 8am tomorrow morning.

In a statement issued this evening, the local authority says southwest to west winds are predicted to reach mean speeds of 65-80km/h, with severe and damaging gusts of 100-130km from 8am to 4pm tomorrow, Saturday, October 31.

The R313 has been closed at Bunduaile in anticipation of possible flooding from waves overtopping the seawall at this location.

It will remain closed until 9am on Monday, November 2 and traffic diversion routes will be in place.

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