Motorists advised to watch for debris after Storm Atiyah

Motorists advised to watch for debris after Storm Atiyah

Storm Atiyah has passed today, with a status orange weather warning for Galway lifted, but motorists travelling in the county today are being advised to watch for fallen debris.

Galway County Council and the City Council have said that motorists should be careful of fallen trees and other wind blown debris after Storm Atiyah battered the county with heavy winds last night.

A Status Orange wind warning was lifted by Met Eireann at 6am this morning after the worst of the storm’s effects had passed.

The strongest winds in Galway during the storm were gusts of 120km/hr recorded at Mace Head weather station at 11pm last night.

The city council has road crews out clearing any debris on the streets this morning.

Despite concerns that a combination of strong winds and high tides might lead to coastal flooding, there was no serious overtopping reported in Salthill.

Electricity has been restored across Galway by the ESB this morning after thousands of people were without power at different times last night.

However many power outages remain across the south and south-west of Ireland which were worst hit by the storm.

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