19/09/2018

Up To 100 Roads Closed As Storm Ali Hits NI

A growing number of roads across Northern Ireland are closed due to adverse weather conditions as a result of Storm Ali.

The roads closed are as follows:



Belfast

• Botanic Avenue - closed University Square - University St

• Garneville Road - tree down - road closed

• Massey Avenue - trees down

• Malone Park - trees down

• Townsend Street - tree down

• North Belfast - Antrim Road - above North Circular Road - tree down

• Osborne Park - tree down

• Holywood Rd / Belmont Road tree down

• Circular Road - East Belfast - fallen tree

• Ballygowan Road at Roselawn Cemetery - partial obstructed

• Dundonald – Kempstones Road – Down to 1 lane - Fallen Tree

• Dundonald - Grahamsbridge Road Closed – Fallen Tree



North Down

• Bloomfield Road, Bangor. Road closed indefinitely-Large tree at primary school obstructing full road width.

• Church Road Holywood, Ballysallagh Road - trees down

• Portaferry Road Newtownards - tree down 

• Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor – Road Closed indefinitely due to a large fallen tree at St

• Columbanus School jct of Dixon Avenue – tree obstructing full width of road.  PSNI on site.

• Green Road - tree down - road closed 

• Belfast Road - Bradshaws Brae - tree down - road closed 

• Ballywalter - Dunver Road - tree down - road closed 

• Bangor - Quay Street - Falling debris from Building  - Road Closed

• Bangor – High street Falling debris from Building - Road Closed

• Craigantlet Road near Cairn Wood - Passable with care 

• A2 Belfast Road - citybound - Ballysallagh to Ballyrobert - partial obstructed 

• My Ladys Mile near  Craigtarra - tree down - partially obstructed 

• Craigantlet Road near Craigantlet Cross Roads - tree down - partially obstructed 

• Springhill Road Bangor - tree down 



Lisburn Castlereagh Area

• B6 Saintfield Road, Lisburn Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Tornaroy Road Fallen Tree CLEARED

• A26 Moira Road Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Cross Lane Debris CLEARED

• Ballymacash road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Hillhall Estate Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Bog Road Unsafe branch OPEN

• A1 Belfast Rd Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Prince William Road Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Glenavy Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Blaris Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Artifinny Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Braniel Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• North Street Ballinderry Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Ballymacash Road 2 Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Barley Hill Lisburn Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Tullynacross Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Ballymaglaff Road Castlereagh Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Tornagrough Rd PASSABLE

• Hillhall Road at Orrs Lane Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Tullynacross Road 2 Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Tullynewbank Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Pond Park Road Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Bells Lane Fallen Tree CLOSED

• The Cutts, Derriaghy Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Carnbane Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• A24 Saintfield Road Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Cockhill Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Greengraves Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Longstone Street Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Manse Road @ Lagan College Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Quarterlands Road close to Cochranestown Rd Fallen Tree onto cables CLOSED

• Glebe Gardens Moira Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Ballyclough Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• 54 Church Road, Castlereagh Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Kilwarlin Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Magherlave Rd Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Bottier Rd Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Lower Slievenacloy Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Springmount Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Pinehill Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Creeve Place Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Lintagh Park Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Derriaghy Road Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Ravernet Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Beechill Road Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Huguenot Drive Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Tansey Road Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Greenburn Park Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Kensington Gdns Broken Tree CLEAR

• Backnamullagh Rd Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• 32 Ballykeel Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• 134 Upp Ballynahinch Rd Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• 55 Soldierstown Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Queensway 1 Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Queensway 2 Fallen Tree CLEARED

• Dundonald dual c/way Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Robbs Road Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Hillside Road Dromara Fallen Tree CLOSED

• A24 Carryduff Rd Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Ardnoe Ave Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• 125 Pond Park Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Bushfield Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Kilwarlin Mews Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• 347 Upp Ballynahinch Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Ballynahinch Rd Dromore Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Gravelhill Rd near no 8 Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Moneybroom Rd Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• B178 Comber Road Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• 8 Hillhead Rd Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Crumlin Rd near memorial Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Drumcill Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• River Road, Dunmurry Fallen Tree CLOSED

• 35 Hillsborough Old Rd Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Roseville Park footway Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Hillsborough Rd Sprucefield Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Carnaghaliss Road Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• 18-30 Killynure Road West Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Old Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Forthill Lisburn Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Ballinderry Road past Knockmore Ind est Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• Glen Road off Hillhall Road Fallen Tree CLOSED

• Manse Road jct Ballygowan Rd Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• 258 Saintfield Rd (service road) large branches on road Fallen Tree PASSABLE

• A24 Carryduff Road at Church Rd jct (footway) Fallen Tree PASSABLE



Co Antrim

• B15 Clare Road, Ballycastle CLOSED- fallen tree.

• A42 Carnlough Road is closed approximately 1 mile from Broughshane towards Carnlough due to a fallen tree

• A2 Cushendall Road, Ballycastle – Reports of fallen tree near the junction with Carrickmore Road REOPENED

• A44 Magheramourne Road, Ballycastle – Reports of fallen tree near Ross’s Quarry REOPENED

• B16 Bellaghy Road, Dunloy – Fallen tree near junction with Glenbuck Road REOPENED

• B62 Craigs Road at No 191 - two trees down - REOPENED

• A42 Galgorm Road - Tree down Gracehill to Ahoghill – Road closed

• B96 Townhill Road at Hse 228a - Tree down – REOPENED

• Ballymena - Crankhill Road - tree down - road closed

• Kells - Dough Road - tree down - road closed

• Ballymena - Maxwell Rd JCT Railway Crossing - tree down - road closed

• Ballymena - Ballee Road West Craig’s Road - tree down - road closed

• Cullybackey - outside the village Townhill - tree down - road closed

• Portglenone- Raceview Road - tree down - road closed

• A2 Cushendall Road, Ballycastle – fallen tree near junction with Carrickmore Road REOPENED

• A44 Magheramourne Road, Ballycastle – fallen tree near Ross’s Quarry REOPENED

• B16 Bellaghy Road, Dunloy – Fallen tree near junction with Glenbuck Road REOPENED

• Carrickfergus - Beltoy Road junction with the Marshallstown Road Closed – Fallen Tree

• A26 Antrim to Ballymena inside lane blocked - Fallen Tree

• Greenisland - Upper Station Road – Closed - fallen tree

• Larne - Ballymena -Moorfields Road Closed - fallen tree

• Carrickfergus - Castle St/Joymount area - is closed due to Safety concerns

• Larne - Brustin Brae Road – Closed - Fallen Tree



Co Armagh

• Drumabreeze Road - tree down - Banbridge & Craigavon

• A3 Monaghan Road (3 miles Armagh side Middletown - partial blocked - passable with care - fallen tree

• A29 Keady Road - at Paper Mill Bridge - partially blocked

• Glen Road Keady - partially blocked - passable with care

• A51 Marlacoo Raod - near the lake - road closed

• A51 Hamiltonbawn Road - Armagh at Druminness - Closed

• B3 Tassagh Road Keady - closed

• Mall East - Armagh - partial obstructed

• Knockaconey Road - Armagh - closed - fallen tree

• Charlemont Road - Blackwater Town - passable with care

• A3 Portadown Road - partially blocked - passable with care

• Armagh at Derryhale - partial blocked

• Ballymore Road - Tandragee - Closed - fallen tree

• Mulladry Road - Richill - Hse 53 - fallen tree - closed

• Coolmillish Road - Hse 185 - closed

• Drumbee Lane - Closed

• Farnaloy Road - Keady - partially blocked - passable with care

• Kennedys Road - Killylea - fallen tree - partially blocked

• Nursery Road - Armagh - partially blocked

• Mullalelish Road - Richill - partially blocked

• Battleford Road - Armagh - partially blocked

• Velton Lawns - Laurelvale - partially blocked

• Derrycaw Charlemont - partially blocked

• Summerisland Road - Charlemont - partially blocked

• Annvale Road - Keady - Closed - fallen tree

• A3 College Hill Armagh - at Planeterium - closed

• Artabrackagh Road - tree down

• Katesbridge Road - tree down

• Greenhill Road - Katesbridge - tree down partially obstructed

• Woodlands Gilford - No 76 - partially obstructed

• Drumnacanvy Road - fallen tree

• Gilford Road Portadown - fallen tree

• Roundabout 1 to Roundabout 2 Craigavon - fallen tree

• Ballooleymore Road - tree down

• Legahory Court - off Drumgore Road - tree down

• East Way past Pinebank - tree down

• Belfast Road just past Dolingstown Roundabout - tree down

• Woodlands Banbridge - tree down

• College Walk at Lurgan College Road - closed - fallen tree

• Hall Road - Donaghcloney - No 54 - fallen tree

• Tullyraine Road - one half miles from broken Bridge Road - one lane closed - fallen tree

• Mahon Road Portadown near Police Station - fallen tree

• Bleary Road near Reservoir - fallen branch

• Drumneath Road - Banbridge Hse 52 - fallen tree

• Killysorrell Road at Drumore Road - closed

• Dromara Road Dromore at Park Road - closed

• Oxford Island at Kinnego Embankment - closed

• Kinallen Road - Dromore No 5 - fallen branch

• Derryhirk Road - Hse 8 - tree and branches

• New Line Lurgan - fallen tree

• Main Street Scarva at Bridge - fallen tree

• Cottage Walk Craigavon - No 6 - fallen tree

• Kiln Lane Craigavon - fallen tree

• 15 Banbridge Road Lurgan - one lane obstructed - fallen tree

• Brownlow Road opposite Lismore Manor - fallen tree

• Aughmaskeagh Road - Dromore - fallen tree

• Villa Wood Road - Dromore - fallen fence

• Killmacrew Road - around house 61 - fallen tree

• Bluestone Road - Portadown - fallen tree

• Old Lurgan Road near Lisknisky Lane - fallen tree
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• Brackagh Moss Road - fallen tree

• 72 Tullyrain Road - fallen tree

• 1 Ballynabragget Road near Clare Raod - fallen tree

• 63 Ravenswood - fallen tree

• Ballymoney Hill - fallen tree

• 7 Ballycross Road Banbridge - fallen tree

• 15 Banbridge Road - fallen tree

• 10 Mountview Drive - fallen tree



Co Down

• Bridge Road - Burren - tree down - road closed

• Greenan Road - Warrenpoint - road closed fallen tree

• Killyleagh – Shanes Road - tree down - road closed

• Downpatrick Road - Ardglass Road – Closed – Fallen Tree

• Castlewellan – Newcastle – Road Closed – NIE power Cables

• A0022 Killyleagh Road, Downpatrick - road clear at 10:00

• U1215 Blackcauseway Road, Strangford - road clear 11:35

• U0146 Rocks Chapel Road Crossgar - Kieran’s contractors cleared

• A0025 Ardnabannon Hill, Annsboro - road clear 11:30

• A0025 Castlewellan Road at 113, Kilcoo - 2No. trees- road clear 12:10

• B0001 Ardglass Road, Downpatrick - ½ mile out of Dpk- cleared 13.30

• A0002 5 Main Street, Killough- cordoned off- 12:35

• B0007 Killyleagh Road/ Ballytrim Road, Killyleagh – ongoing awaiting BT.

• U0338 Ardigon Road, Kilyleagh – cleared 15.20

• A0024 Newcastle Road, Seaforde 2No. trees- road clear 12:25

• U1112 Kennel Road, Seaforde - closed

• B0176 Killough Road, Downpatrick above graveyard- closed

• U0125 Comber Road, Saintfield x 2 - ongoing

• A0050 Ballyward Road Castlewellan - ongoing

• A0021 Ballygowan Road, Saintfield- cleared

• B0176 76 Killough Road, Downpatrick – cleared 13.00

• B0001 Ardglass Rd near Ballee, Downpatrick – cleared 13.05

• C0289 Drumcullen Road, Downpatrick – ongoing

• B0007 Crossgar Road, Ballynahinch - ongoing

• A0024 Newcastle Road, Loughinisland – ongoing

• U0117 Teconnaught Road, Loughinisland – closed

• U0213 Burrenreagh Road, Castlewellan – closed

• U4326 Gargarry Road, Ballyward – closed awaiting NIE

• C0278-02 Loughinisland Road, at lake Loughinisland – 2No trees cleared

• U0353 Turmennan Road, Downpatrick – ongoing.

• B0180 Bryansford Road, Newcastle – closed.

• B0175 Ballylough Road, Annsboro – ongoing.

• B0175 Spa Road, Spa – ongoing.

• U6005 Lecale Park, Downpatrick – ongoing.

• U0143 Priest’s Road, Castlewellan – ongoing.

• A0025 Dublin Road, Kilcoo Greenan’s Bar – ongoing.

• U0353 Crossgar Road East – ongoing awaiting NIE

• U0106 Cumber Road, Drumaness – ongoing.

• U0381 Quarterland Road, Killyleagh – closed

• U0361 Listooder Road, Saintfield – ongoing.

• U6201 Tullybrannigan Road, Newcastle – ongoing.

• C0373 Tullyaree Road, Kilcoo – ongoing.

• C0290 Magherahamet Road, Ballynahinch



FERMANAGH & TYRONE AREA

• B160 Stewartstown Road - Coagh Road REOPENED

• B160 Coagh Road - REOPENED

• B160 Shergrim Stewartstown - fallen treet - road closed - powerline issue now with NIE

• C612 Orritor Road - Cookstown - REOPENED

• Tonnagh Road Tree down

• St Julians Road Omagh - Tree down

• B48 Gortin Road / Glen Park Road CLOSED:

• Omagh bound traffic diverted via Newtownstewart to A5 then Omagh

• Gortin bound traffic being diverted via Stone Bridge Road to A5 to Newtownstewart to Gortin.

• Enniskillen - Boa Island Road REOPENED

• Enniskillen – A46 Brook Road CLOSED – Fallen Tree

• Lisbellaw - Belfast Road CLOSED – Fallen Tree

• Carland Road (A29) Closed

• Tullydraw Raod (C class) Closed

• Tullycullion Road (C class) Closed

• Lisconduff Rd- Dungannon Closed

• Trewmount Rd - Dungorman Rd to Trewmount Rd Closed

• Killyman Rd - Dungannon - Closed

• A46 Lough Shore Road Castle Humme - REOPENED

• Mullaghgarrow Road - Derrylin - closed - fallen tree

• Carrowkeel Road - Lisbelaw - closed - fallen tree

• Killadaes Road at Manor House Hotel - REOPENED

• Moorlough Road Newtownbutler - partial closure - fallen tree

• Irvinestown Road - Enniskillen - REOPENED

• Trasna Road - Brookebrough - closed - fallen tree

• Abbey Road - Maguiresbridge - partially closed

• Cullion Road - Tempo - REOPENED

• Lissan Road - Enniskillen - closed - fallen tree

• Drumbeggan Road - Derrygonelly - closed - fallen tree

• Tonnagh Road - Derrygonnely - closed fallen tree

• Tully Road - Killadeas - REOPENED

• East Bridge Strret - Enniskillen - Closed Fallen Roof Tiles

• Nutfield Road Brookebrough - partial Closure - tree down

• Coalhill Road - Brookeborough - partial closure - fallen tree

• Wellington Road - Enniskillen - REOPENED

• Littlemount Road - Brookeborough - partially closed

• Rossfad at Rossfad Cross - partially blocked

• A509 Derrylin Road at Jct Granshagh - partially blocked

• Derrylin Main Street - partially blocked

• Mullaghmeen Road - Ferney - partially blocked

• Royal Oak - Donagh - partially closed

• Teiges Hill - Brookebrough - closed

• Wattle Bridge - Newtownbultler - closed - fallen tree

• Derrynawilt Road - Donagh - partially blocked



Co L'Derry



• B74 Glenshane Road at Mountfield - trees down - REOPENED

• A5 Victoria Road at Golf Club, REOPENED

• A5 Victoria Road at Everglades Hotel - partial obstructed

• A5 Victoria Road - Derry - near Dominoes Pizza - REOPENED

• U1141 Ballygudden Road Eglinton above Health Centre - REOPENED

• A2 Strand Road L/Derry at Modern Tyres - Hoarding REOPENED

• Flooding – C508 Ardmore Road and U1163 Tullyalley Road - REOPENED

• C557 Hillhead Road Castledawson - REOPENED

• A6 Glenshane Road - Maghera - REOPENED

• A6 Drumhoe Park and Ride - REOPENED

• A54 Ballymacombs Road - REOPENED

• A54 Ballynease Road - Bellaghy - REOPENED

• b160 Ballinderry Bridge Road - REOPENED

• B75 Upperlands Road - PARTIALLY CLOSED - PASSABLE

• U5133 Pound Road - Castledawson - closed - tree hit gas tank - emergency services attending

• U5090 Killyberrylane Bellaghy - road closed - powerline issue

• U05198 Nutgrove Road - Dessertmartin - road large tree down

• Dunboyne Park - Eglinton REOPENED

• Coolafinney Road - Eglinton - REOPENED

• Fincairn Road - Drumahoe - REOPENED

• Ardmore Road - Goshaden - REOPENED

• Eden Road at Monadore - Park - REOPENED

• Donneybrewer Road - Campsie - REOPENED

• U274 Bolea Road, Limavady, closed due to fallen Tree

• U278 Stradreagh Road, Limavady, closed due to fallen Tree

• Glenvale Road Bellaghy - closed - fallen tree

• Glenquilly Road - Moneymore - road closed - fallen tree



Belfast: Montrose Street, off the Albertbridge Road remains closed after the collpase of a derelict building.



Storm Ali is expected to bring a very windy spell of weather with gusts of 65-75 mph inland.

Over 50,000 households across NI have also been left without power due to Storm Ali.

A statement from NI Electricity Networks said: "Due to the number of faults we are currently experiencing on the network, we are unable to provide an estimated restoration time for electricity supply at this time. We are working to restore supplies as quickly and safely as possible."



A number of Translink NI services have also been affected by the current weather condition.

Affected Metro services include:

• Service 30a will now omit Ormeau Embankment will operate as a 30 service until further notice.

• Service 80 will operate to / from Ardoyne only (tree down on Alliance Ave).

• Service 1E will operate to / from Trench Road, Roughfort will not be served until further notice.

• Services 27 & 28 will omit the Circular Road & Garnerville Road respectively - they will operate in / out via the Holywood Road.

• Service 7 diverted inwards straight down the Ravenhill Road – not going via Ormeau Road or University Ave…services outwards will operate via Donegall Pass.



Affected Ulsterbus services include:

Antrim Area

• 109a services unable to serve the stop at Nutts Corner and at North St. Set down and pick up for North St. will be on the main Moira Rd (fallen trees).

• Trees down at Niblock Rd, Muckamore, Filter Beds, Nutts corner, Ballinderry, Barnish Rd.



Ballymena Area

• 09:30 130 Larne to Ballymena & 10:30 130 Ballymena to Larne disrupted due to fallen trees (Church Road, Glenwherry is currently blocked).



Coleraine Area

• There is a tree down on the Hillhead Road between Knockloughrim and Castledawson...thereforet our 116 service is diverted onto the Glenshane road and into Magherafelt omitting Castledawson.

• 178 Coleraine Ballycastle Services omitting Loughan and Balnamore (operating direct from Coleraine - Ballymoney and Ballymoney - Coleraine).

• 131/217 Ballycastle - Ballymena Services being assessed due to reports of a tree down at the Quarry Bend.

• Giants Causeway: bus to/from the stones cancelled until further notice.

• 13:45 218 Belfast to Coleraine full from Europa Buscentre



Bangor Area

• 4 Services operating between Bangor - Ulster Hospital omitting Craigantlet (operating via Belfast Road)

• 302E Services omitting Bloomfield Road (operating via Gransha and Ring Road)



Derry~Londonderry Area

• Foyle Metro services disrupted - Foyle Bridge closed causing delays in the city.

• 147/148 Services disrupted due to trees down in and around Claudy/Park and Ardground.

• 98/102 Services disrupted due to trees down in and around general Strabane area.

• 212 Services experiencing delays (1130 ex Derry & 1400 ex Belfast cancelled)



Downpatrick Area

• 10:15 15 Downpatrick to Belfast & 11:30 15 Belfast to Downpatrick cancelled (fallen branch)

• 240 Services omitting Rathfriland until further notice (Operating via Kilcoo, left at Greenan’s Pub, then Hilltown, Mayobridge and Newry Both directions)

• 15 & 215 services omitting bus stop at Glenview Park until further notice (between Belfast & Carryduff)

• 15 & 215 services operating in via Ravenhill Road. (Omitting Ormeau Road)



Dungannon Area

• 76 services unable to access Aughnacloy due to fallen trees

• 67/78/261 services disrupted due to fallen trees



Larne/Ballyclare Area

• 11:25 153 Belfast Laganside to Ballyclare +20 minutes



Lisburn Area

• Lisburn services are currently disrupted by fallen trees in following areas: Wallace Park (Lisburn), Miltown (Lisburn), Filterbeds (Lisburn), Hillsborough Road (Lisburn) & Raffertys Hill (Dromara)



Magherafelt Area

• 116 services currently omitting Castledawson due to a fallen tree on the Hillhead Road. Operating Glenshane road and into Magherafelt.



Newcastle Area

• 18, 20 & 237 services omitting bus stop at Glenview Park until further notice (between Belfast & Carryduff)

• 18, 20 & 237 services omitting the Ormeau Road at present due to a fallen tree, Operating via Ravenhill Road



Newry Area

• 39 Services suspended until further notice due to fallen trees.



Omagh Area

• 92 Service: Plumbridge, Greencastle and Mountfield not serviced

• 403 Service: Gortin village, Plumbridge and Cranagh affected and not serviced.

• 273 Service: Subject to delays due to earlier motorway closure.



Strabane Area

• Update: Strabane services now resumed normal routes. Some delays may still occur.





(CD)

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