Thousands lose power across Donegal as strong winds hit Northwest

windMet Eireann has issued an orange wind weather warning for Donegal with conditions set to worsen overnight.

Gusts are expected to reach up to 110kmph in Co Donegal tonight, while temperatures will also drop, which will bring some wintry showers.
A spell of rain and sleet will move down across the country from the northwest early tonight, falling as snow in parts of Ulster and Leinster.
Gardaí are advising motorists to take caution on the roads.
Meanwhile thousands of homes and businesses lost power in Co Donegal.
Power was lost on Arranmore Island with over 500 affected. The ESB hopes to have the outage resolved by 00.45 on Friday. A further 37 were affected in Dungloe.
1246 homes and businesses lost power in Kilcar with service due  back at 00.45
302 lost power in Milford with the ESB predicting service to be returned by 11pm. Stranorlar was also affected, 550 without electricity, power is expected to be returned by 22.45.
96 lost power in Bundoran.
A number of homes and businesses also lost power in Ballyshannon, Kilcar and on Inch island..


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