Weather disrupts power supplies

Thursday 19 December 2013 23.02
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ESB crews are working to restore power
ESB crews are working to restore power
Muckish Mountain in Co Donegal
Muckish Mountain in Co Donegal
There was some snow in Donegal this morning
There was some snow in Donegal this morning
Salthill, Co Galway was badly flooded yesterday
Salthill, Co Galway was badly flooded yesterday
Strong winds ripped the roof off an unoccupied house in Kilmallock, Co Limerick
Strong winds ripped the roof off an unoccupied house in Kilmallock, Co Limerick
The scene of the fatal crash in Co Westmeath
The scene of the fatal crash in Co Westmeath
A car park flooded in Salthill, Co Galway
A car park flooded in Salthill, Co Galway
There was also flooding in Salthill, Co Galway (Pic: @CathalCollins)
There was also flooding in Salthill, Co Galway (Pic: @CathalCollins)
Two people were hurt after their car was hit by debris in Kilmallock
Two people were hurt after their car was hit by debris in Kilmallock
The storm ripped the roof off an unoccupied house in Kilmallock, Co Limerick
The storm ripped the roof off an unoccupied house in Kilmallock, Co Limerick
The canopy came down on a train that was not in service at the time in Kent Station, Cork
The canopy came down on a train that was not in service at the time in Kent Station, Cork
The storm at full tide at Carraroe, Co Galway (Pic: Ronan Delaney)
The storm at full tide at Carraroe, Co Galway (Pic: Ronan Delaney)

Power has been restored to thousands of homes and businesses following severe weather conditions overnight.

However, Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Sean O'Rourke, Met Éireann's Pat Clarke said there is more bad weather to come.

He said: "We have a yellow warning out for winds today and we've just issued an orange warning for strong winds tomorrow. 

"As the day goes on tomorrow, we're going to get some wet and windy weather developing"

AA Roadwatch is advising of very dangerous conditions nationwide with heavy snow reported in counties Sligo, Laois and Mayo.

Gardaí in the midlands urged motorists to take extreme care on roads in the midlands after heavy snow falls in parts of Laois and Offaly and more tree falls in Longford and Westmeath overnight.

Irish Ferries cancelled all swift sailings on the Jonathan Swift fast-craft from Dublin to Holyhead.

They were also cancelled yesterday and the company is monitoring the situation for tomorrow.

Passengers have been accommodated on the Ulysses, which takes longer but services the same destination.

Meanwhile, Kent train station in Cork city is fully operational after a canopy covering two platforms was blown off in strong winds yesterday.

Three people were injured, but not seriously.

A number of nearby buildings were also damaged and the Lower Glanmire Road remained closed to traffic with a clean-up expected throughout the morning.

In Salthill, Co Galway a part of the promenade was closed to traffic this morning due to flooding.

Yesterday, a 23-year-old woman died after a tree fell on her car in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

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