Storm updates: Storm Eleanor

Storm updates: Storm Eleanor

Tuesday, 2 December: Motorists are advised to avoid travel for the duration of Storm Eleanor, with a number of roads closed due to fallen trees and debris

Published on: 02 Jan 2018

Update Wednesday, 09:00: Gusty conditions persisting this morning. Fire Service and council crews clearing blockages at Cornadarragh Belturbet, Ashgrove Baker’s Bridge and Drummullen Farnham this morning and all should be avoided. N54 at Cloverhill and Killeshandra-Crossdoney Rd open to one lane but should be avoided if possible, particularly by HGVs


19:30 Road between Bakers Bridge and Milltown currently blocked by fallen tree. Reports coming in of a number of trees down around the county. Units from #Cavan Fire Service being despatched to clear these ASAP. Unnecessary travel should be avoided while #StormEleanor passes

19:40 The Butlersbridge to Cloverhill Road, near The Olde Post Inn is blocked with large fallen trees and likely to remain blocked until morning. Please avoid.

19:51 There's been a road traffic collision on the N3 at Virginia on the Dublin side. The road is currently blocked. Avoid. #StormEleanor

20:20 Trees down at Crossdoney on Killeshandra side, unit from Cavan Fire Station in attendance. Units from all ten fire stations in the county have been called to attend various incidents throughout Cavan, please avoid road travel tonight

20:40 The N3 on the Dublin side of Virginia has been cleared following an earlier collision #StormEleanor

20:45 Cootehill Fire Brigade is dealing with a tree down on the Cootehill to Ballybay Road at Lisnalong, just across the Cavan-Monaghan county boundary

20:45 The Cavan - Killeshandra road outside Crossdoney will remain partially blocked until the morning and should be avoided by large vehicles in particular #StormEleanor #Cavan

20:48 Up to 12 trees down at Drummullen, Farnham between rear entrance to Farnham Estate and Drummullen cottages. The road is completely blocked and will not be cleared until the morning as large machinery required. Avoid area #StormEleanor

21:10 Unit from Ballyconnell Fire Station is currently clearing a tree from the R205 Ballyconnell - Ballinamore Road #StormEleanor

21:15 Unit from Dowra Fire Service currently attending fallen tree and low-hanging phone lines at Ballinaglera Community Centre. Large vehicles will be unable to pass until wires cleared

21:20 Local road at Drumroragh, Ballyjamesduff currently closed due to fallen tree #StormEleanor #Cavan

21:25 Tree down and phone lines down at Cloneary #StormEleanor

21:30 Ballyconnell Fire Brigade currently responding to tree down on the Ballyconnell - Carrigallen Road, approximately two miles outside of Ballyconnell. Please avoid this route.

21:32 The Ballyconnell - Carrigallen road has now been cleared #StormEleanor

21:40 Electricity pole leaning across road at Church of Ireland, Arvagh. Large vehicles will not be able to pass. Please avoid area #StormEleanor

21:45 Units from Belturbet Fire Brigade are attending trees and electricity lines down at Cornadarragh, Belturbet. @ESBNetworks assistance required. Please avoid. #StormEleanor

22:00 Reports are coming in from a number of housing estates that roof tiles are becoming dislodged and falling from buildings. Please remain indoors unless it is absolutely necessary to go outside #StormEleanor 

For urgent and unavoidable journeys, see this video from the Road Safety Authority with advice on how to drive in high winds: