Locals without power as Ophelia pulls down trees in Tallaght, Clondalkin and Walkinstown
Storm Ophelia is already making a big impact locally as the power of the wind begins to take down trees across local estates.
In Tallaght, several trees in estates including Springfield are partially blocking roads, while in Old Bawn trees are being uprooted.
— Jennifer McCormack (@JenniferMcC___) October 16, 2017
— joanne chaytor ✨✨ (@joannechaytor) October 16, 2017
I really hate this weather.. like look what happened where I live in Tallaght old bawn, pic.twitter.com/DLaWZhqg5x
— Megan (@Megan52131282) October 16, 2017
— Vincent Sweeney (@VincenzoSweeney) October 16, 2017
In Clondalkin, several residents have reported trees being pulled out of the ground, while on the Naas Road a tree is down just after the southbound exit for Rathcoole.
— Laoise (@Laoise38066125) October 16, 2017
— Meghan McGill (@Meghan_McGill21) October 16, 2017
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) October 16, 2017
Dublin Fire Brigade are at the scene, and motorists are being warned to take extreme care on the road.
Meanwhile, residents in Walkinstown are without power after falling trees pulled down power cables on Bunting Road.
— The Echo Newspaper (@TheEchoOnline) October 16, 2017
As the winds increase, people are urged to remain inside and adhere to warnings.