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Listen: 35,000 Homes Without Power Because Of Storm Hector

: 06/14/2018 - 07:57

35 thousand homes, farms and businesses have been left without power because of Storm Hector.

The worst affected areas are Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway - where an orange wind warning remains in place.

A yellow warning for 13 other counties including Cavan, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare and Kerry is in place until 10am this morning.

There are also reports of fallen trees across the country -

There are reports of a tree partially blocking the M4 eastbound between Junction 9 Enfield and Junction 8 Kilcock.

There are fallen trees on the Kilcock/Enfield Rd (R148) and the Clane/Prosperous Rd (R403).

Gardaí are urging motorists to take care on the roads.

Paul Hand is from ESB Networks:

08hand-weather-clip-pq.mp3, by Laura Donnelly

Met Eireann's Gerry Murphy says the winds will east throughout the day:

07murphy-weather-clip-kb.mp3, by Laura Donnelly





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