Met Eireann issues orange weather alert as high winds hit the country

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Weather AlertMotorists are being advised to drive with extreme care – following the latest bad weather to hit the country.
Met Eireann has issued an orange weather alert for today, with high winds and hail hitting the North West.
While gritters have been out on all main routes throughout Donegal overnight, the council is urging motorists to drive with care, especially on minor roads.
Treacherous conditions have been reported on the Dungloe to Letterkenny road at Meenaroy this morning.
Near coastal areas there is also the risk of flooding, due to very high spring tides, high waves, low pressure and onshore winds.
Around the country there have been reports of flooding in counties Mayo, Cork, Limerick and Galway.
Irish Ferries have cancelled their swift sailings today because of the stormy weather, while Aer Lingus has cancelled 16 flights scheduled to fly from Dublin airport.
Passengers are being advised to check the airlines’ website before travelling.

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