Motorists warned of fallen trees as Storm Ali batters Kerry

Powell's Road, Castleisland, Storm Ophelia. Photo from Castleisland Chamber Twitter.

Kerry’s been hit by power cuts, flight cancellations and fallen trees, as Storm Ali battered the county this morning.

Motorists are urged to drive with caution as the Status Orange warning remains in place until lunchtime.

An ESB spokesperson in Kerry confirmed that repair crews are currently working in several areas including Oakpark in Tralee, Kiflynn and between Camp and Inch.


Fallen trees are affecting power lines in these areas and its hoped to have power returned as soon as possible.

The ESB are reminding members of the public not to approach any fallen power lines and to report them on 1850 372 999.

Kerry Airport has cancelled both the early morning flight to Dublin, and the inbound flight from Dublin, due into Kerry at a quarter to 2 this afternoon.

The Dublin to Kerry flight due to depart at ten past two this afternoon is expected to go ahead, as are all other planned flights – but passengers are advised to contact the airport for updates.

There are also reports of trees down throughout the county.

Owen O’Shea from Kerry County Council has the details:

 

 

Anyone who needs to report storm damage or requires urgent assistance is advised to call Kerry County Council on  066 7183588.