Power cuts and phone lines down as high winds hit Donegal again

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broken telephone pole  Electricity and phone services are disrupted once again in Donegal with strong and sometimes gale force winds crossing the region.
Eircom says crews are working to repair almost six thousand faults to phone and broadband services  – caused by the severe weather – Donegal is amongst the counties worst affected.
In Kilcar, 244 customers are without power this afternoon – The ESB says it doesn’t yet know when service will be restored – a further 14 are without power in Creeslough, the problem should be cleared by 8pm.
Flooding is likely in coastal areas and motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution.

David Rodgers of Met Eireann says winds will ease overnight  but says more stormy weather can be expected over the next week:

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