Storm Eleanor Leaves Thousands Without Power

Thousands of people across Northern Ireland are without power this morning following damage caused overnight by Storm Eleanor.

It is understood that power has already been restored to more than 20,000 homes and work is ongoing to reconnect all homes and businesses affected.

Winds of up to 100mph caused damage to buildings, brought down trees, caused flooding and major travel disruption across NI.

According to Traffic Watch NI, main travel routes are open, but a number of roads across the State are closed due to flooding and debris.

Closed roads in each region include:


• Newforge Lane-blocked

• Donegal Quay from under the M3 bridge to the corner of Corporation Square- blocked

• Old Holywood Road – blocked

• Fairtree Hill Dundonald – blocked

• Circular Road at junction with Cairnburn Road – partially blocked

• Chippendale Court – blocked

• Hopefield Avenue – blocked

• Knocknagoney Road – partially blocked 

Lisburn and Castlereagh

• Glenavy Road – blocked 

• Mullaghglass Road – blocked 

• Moneybroom Road – blocked 

• Tullnacross Road – blocked 
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• Dagger Road – blocked

• Ballycreen Road – blocked

• Old Road, Lisburn – blocked

• Brook Lodge Ballinderry, - blocked

• Brookmount Road – blocked

• Forthill, Lisburn – partially blocked

• Old Coach Road – blocked

• Monlough Road – blocked

• Ballymaconaghy Road - blocked

Co. Londonderry

• Lower Deck Craigavon Bridge closed (Duke Street Underpass) due to flooding, diversions in place

Co. Antrim  

• Larne Road, Carrickfergus – passable 1 lane open.

• Bates Park Station Rd Greenisland – blocked

• Redbrae Rd Carrickfergus – blocked

Co. Tyrone

• C635 Aghnagar Road Ballygawley

• U1021 Derrytresk Road near Coalisland

• Crew Road at Ballygawley

Co. Armagh

• Annesborough Rd, Lurgan Tree down Road closed     

• Kinnegoe Embankment Lurgan Tree down. Road closed

• Upper Darkley Rd Keady Closed     

• C198 Ballyards Rd, Armagh Closed     

• B114 Tannyoky Rd, Poyntpass Closed     

Co. Down

• Belfast Road, Magherlin Tree down    

• Corbet Rd / Drumnagoon Rd.Tree down Road closed

• Barronstown Rd Banbridge Closed     

• Blackskull Rd Dromore Closed    

• Ballydrain Road blocked towards Comber

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