Severe weather likely to disrupt Christmas travel

/Severe weather likely to disrupt Christmas travel

Severe weather likely to disrupt Christmas travel

Further severe weather conditions are expected to cause travel disruption today and tomorrow as thousands of people travel home for Christmas.

Met Éireann has issued an Orange wind warning, with gusts of 100-130km/h forecast

It has warned of a “vigorous Atlantic storm” with severe winds forecast over the country from late tonight and for a time tomorrow.

The highest winds are expected to be in western and northern coastal counties.

Irish Ferries has already cancelled its Jonathan Swift Fast Ferry sailings between Dublin and Holyhead today due to adverse conditions on the Irish Sea.

Met Éireann is forecasting that the situation will deteriorate further.

AA Roadwatch has advised motorists to take extreme care and watch out for fallen and falling debris.

Meanwhile, the ESB has said it has plans in place to deal with any power outages caused by stormy weather over Christmas.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, ESB Customer Services Manager Mike Fitzgerald said there are 200 homes and businesses without power this morning, but network crews are working to restore electricity as soon as possible.

Mr Fitzgerald said crews will be on standby in high-risk areas.

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