2,943 premises across Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal without power

2,943 homes and businesses across Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are without power today following Storm Barra.

The ESB have numerous estimates for when power will return to premises today varying from around now until 5pm depending on the area.

With the region entering an orange alert later tonight, Met Eireann say there could be further losses of electricity into tomorrow.

Council crews responded to a number of fallen trees and other hazards throughout the morning.

Sligo County Council are urging people to travel with care as there are still reports of fallen trees and branches in on the county’s roads.