Clean-up operations underway after Storm Barra

Clean-up operations are ongoing across the north west today as the impact of Storm Barra continues to be felt.

In Leitrim :

There were a number of trees down over night in North Leitrim

Leitrim County Council’s road maintenance crews have cleared trees at

N16 in Manorhamilton,

around Lurganboy,

L-6117 Rossinver

L-6203 Tullykeherny

Barrs Road Rossinver

Eagles Rock road,

L-8269 Tullycoly,

L-4221 Lugnaskeehan

R289 Kilcoo, Dromahair

L-4157 Sriff

Crews are currently in the process clearing fallen tress at:


Agharroo Road Kinlough,

L-61211 Coolodonnall

L-8269 Cleen


Calls are continuously being received to deal with fallen tress

There is flooding on the R280 at Gortinar, but the road is passable for now.

The following road has been closed due to flooding; L-2169 Cloonaquin

Water levels are rising in the Bonet River and we expect the R287 Sock Lane and R288 Stonepark to be flooded later.

There remains lot of surface water and debris on all roads across the county and we urge motorists and road user to proceed with extreme caution.

Vincent Dwyer is  Director of Emergency Services with Leitrim County Council


Sligo County Council roads and fire crews were working through Tuesday night and Wednesday. Conditions remain hazardous and a number of roads remain closed or partially blocked. Motorists and other road users are asked to exercise care on all routes over the coming days as trees damaged by storm Barra could be vulnerable. People are also asked to stay away from coastal areas. Pedestrians in urban areas are asked to beware of falling slates

The following roads are closed to traffic:

–      Second Sea road Sligo

–      Gibraltar Road

–      Long Stretch Aughamore

–      L2701-0 Clooneen Dromore West

Crews currently dealing with fallen trees in a number of areas:

–      Tourlestrane to Aclare road at Coolrevil

–      Strandhill rd/Sea rd junction

–      Dromore West side of Easkey village

–      L52113 near Sooey

–      Ransboro and Knocknarea

–      Crozon Park, Sligo

–      Storm damage to traffic lights at N15/Rosses Point junction Sligo

Water supply to areas served from Carrigans reservoir  interrupted due to power outage

If you come across a fallen tree or other road debris, please do not try to remove it, contact Sligo County Council’s emergency numbers:


–      Sligo County Area: 086 8569416


–      Sligo Urban area:   087 2600111


Tom Brennan is a senior engineer with Sligo County Council:


In the Donegal Municipal District, a number of roads are blocked including the

R267 just past the Abbey Vocational School.

L-1835-5 at Garvagh, near Lough Eske

L-1835 – at Friary, Lough Eske

L-1965-1 – Shore road Lougheske on route to Harvey’s Point

L-6615-1 – Clarcam


Director of services with Donegal County Council Gary Martin says that although damage has been reported as a result of Storm Barra the damage was not as significant as first feared.