Storm Darwin swept across the Ireland

Transport networks are recovering after storm “Darwin” – one of the 5 the biggest storms which ever hit Ireland. Vicious weather conditions with winds of up to 180kph smashed into the country knocking over trucks and downing trees.

Storm Darwin swept across the country.

Transport networks are recovering after storm “Darwin” – one of the 5 biggest storms which ever hit Ireland. Vicious weather conditions with winds of up to 180kph smashed into the country knocking over trucks and downing trees.

A jack-knifed lorry has caused a 16km tailback on the N20, the main road between Cork and Limerick, overturned truck near the Fernoy caused road closure, many roads were blocked by fallen trees.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to remain cautious while using the roads as fallen trees and debris may be encountered on many roads.

The RSA has issued the following advice to road users;

Update from Gardaí:

Road conditions are hazardous due to black ice and recent show showers throughout the country. Fallen trees and debris may be encountered on many roads   

Dublin: Traffic in Dublin is moving well, no significant traffic issues at present.

Cork: Surface ice is reported on the roads at Cork Airport and on the North city.

Galway: Road conditions are described as wet but no major traffic issues

Limerick: Surface ice reported on the M7 Northbound.

Met Eireann is tracking yet another storm front which could hit Ireland tomorrow.

Currently there are two warnings in place:
National Warning- Status YELLOW
Marine Warning-Status YELLOW

Please take extra care on the roads and stay safe.