ESB works to restore power to 2000 properties in the region

Councils in the region are dealing with the aftermath of Storm Eleanor which brought alot of damage to the region overnight with trees down and flooding following heavy winds.

A spokesperson for the ESB has confirmed that around 2000 homes are still without power in Sligo alone with the west and south Sligo areas still worst affected.

There are over 400 homes still without power in the Enniscrone area, nearly a thousand in the Tubbercurry area and into Charlestown.

Parts of south Leitrim are also still without electricity and some properties in Kilcar in south West Donegal and Buncrana in north Donegal are also out.

Councils have worked to removed alot of debris and fallen trees but motorists are urged to drive with care this morn and be prepared on the roads.

Councils are now monitoring coastal areas where high tides and storm surges remain a threat.

Gary Salter, Senior Engineer in Sligo County Council says the high tides combined with the Storm surge and the high winds are the worst in two years and have the potential to cause more damage today: