Storm update: Businesses forced to close as Storm Doris passes

Businesses are among those still affected in the aftermath of Storm Doris which has left thousands without electricity in the North West region.

The Carraroe area of Sligo Town and the Sligo-Roscommon border area around Arigna have been the worst hit by electrical faults.

The worst of Storm Doris has passed but in it’s aftermath hundreds of homes and thousands of people in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal have been left without power today.

Winds of up to 120kph battered all areas leaving a trail of trees, electrical wires and poles in it’s path.

From the very early hours ESB workers have been out trying to get houses and businesses back on the grid.

Almost two thousand customers are affected in the Roscommon Sligo border area around Arigna.
492 are also affected by the outage in Skreen and Dromard.

There are 43 people still without power in Tubbercurry while over 80 homes remain without power in Gurteen.

Just under 40 homes remain without power in the Donegal Town area.

Bernadine Maloney of ESB told Ocean FM that it’s possible not everyone will be re-connected today.

The Carraroe Retail Park area of Sligo town is also badly affected with almost 800 people without power since half past 4 this morning.

Petstop Retail owner John McKeown says it’s shut down the entire retail park.

Siobhan Ryan from Met Eireann says that the worst of the storm has passed but with some heavy rain to follow people should not rest easy just yet.

Bernadine Maloney had this warning for people waiting for the power to come back on.