Storm Doris causing havoc with electricity and roads across the region

Gale force winds from Storm Dorris with gusts of over 120 km/h have caused damage to the electricity infrastructure across the region

Thousands of customers in the West and North West without power this morning due to the storm including in the Gorteen, Donegal Town and Drumshanbo areas.

Bernadine Maloney of the ESB says the number of faults are increasing.

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Motorists in the region are also being urged to travel with extreme care this morning

Gardai are warning the public to take extra caution and add extra travel time to any journey as the council attempt to clear roads disrupted by fallen debris.

In Sligo, The Ballymote to Bunnanaden road, the R296, is almost impassable this morning due to fallen trees with lots of trees and debris along the N17 from Charlestown all the way to Collooney.

The ESB are currently attempting to fix a fallen wire crossing the N17 near the old Woodside Inn about 5km south of Ballinacarrow.

The Tubbercurry to Ballina road the R294 is also badly effected by fallen debris and a number of large branches along the route.

In Leitrim there is a tree down on the R280 on a bad bend near Mullies and a number of roads around Keadew are blocked due to fallen trees.

An Eircom pole is also down at Brackery on the Manorhamilton to Rossinver road.

Donegal gardai are also warning of much debris and branches littered across the South of the county.

County Councils, fire services and the ESB are in the process of getting roads cleared as quickly as possible.

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