Updated: 16/10/17 : 17:30:23
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Sligo County Council Weather Alerts Update

Met Eireann has advised that high winds from Storm Ophelia should peak in Sligo and south Donegal at about 6pm.

Sligo County Council’s ‘Severe Weather Co-ordination’ Committee has been meeting throughout the day and is stressing the importance of avoiding any unnecessary journeys .

The Committee will remain in contact with the Gardai, Army and HSE throughout this afternoon and evening.

Sligo County Council is still urging people to exercise  extreme caution as wind speeds in excess of 80km per hour are predicted with gusts in excess of 130km per hour.

Sligo County Council has advised the following alerts this evening;

14.36   Tree down in Monasteraden Village at Claher Hall
14.50   Tree down between Quarryfield Crossroads and Bunninadden
15.48    Tree down between Old School Carn and Cuilmore Cross, Gurteen
16.22    Fallen tree Monasteraden Village now cleared
16.39     R286  Sligo to Dromahair Road blocked, not passable – Trees down
              2 miles Sligo side of Parkes’ castle
16.49     L 1402 Ballindoon to Castlebaldwin road blocked
16.50     Ross Road out of Riverstown blocked at crossroads
16.54     L54041 road Ballyrush blocked

14.36   Tree down in Monasteraden Village at Claher Hall
14.50   Tree down between Quarryfield Crossroads and Bunninadden
15.48    Tree down between Old School Carn and Cuilmore Cross, Gurteen
16.22    Fallen tree Monasteraden Village now cleared
16.39     R286  Sligo to Dromahair Road blocked, not passable – Trees down
              2 miles Sligo side of Parkes’ castle
16.49     L 1402 Ballindoon to Castlebaldwin road blocked
16.50     Ross Road out of Riverstown blocked at crossroads
16.54     L54041 road Ballyrush blocked
17.01     Fallen tree N16 Manorhamilton Rd blocked at Dunally

17.08    Statement from Sligo County Council:

               Sligo County Council  will attend to fallen trees at Ballyrush,
               Ballindoon to Castlebaldwin Road and Ross, Riverstown,  and Dunally
               on N16 when it is safe to do so. Roads are likely to remain closed for
               several hours

 17.09       Tree down at Railway Bridge Strandhill Road Sligo
 17.11        Tree blocking road at R 296 Carrownanty, Ballymote
 17.17        Tree removed on R296 Carrownanty, will be opened shortly
17.22         R284 Sligo to Geevagh Road blocked at Mount Irwin
17.36         Tree blocking road at L6106 Ranaghan Coolaney
17.40         Tree removed from Strandhill Road, now clear
17.41         Holborn St Sligo closed to traffic, loose hoarding
17.50         Strandhill to Culleenamore Rd blocked, fallen tree
17.52         Sligo to Dromahair Rd blocked at Dooney Rock, fallen tree