UPDATE: Appeal to property owners to check for damage ahead of further winds

Property owners are being urged to check their buildings for structural damage and to secure any loose material ahead of the onset of Storm Jocelyn on Tuesday evening.

Landowners are also asked to check trees on their land.

It comes as Donegal County Council is warning of the possibility of further trees falling over the next few days as trees may have been weakened by the winds on Sunday.


The council has this evening issued a statement confirming that council crews are working to clear debris and fallen trees from many parts of the road network as a result of the impact of Storm Isha. 

They say the R245 Ramelton Road in Letterkenny, between Arena 7 and Tara Court remains blocked and crews from Eir, ESB and DCC are working to have this section of road open.  

At this location a number of the trees that didn’t come down yesterday are also at risk of falling so additional work is required to address these.  It is intended to have this road open by 5pm this evening (Monday).  A diversion is currently in place. 

With the onset of Storm Jocelyn further Yellow Wind warnings are in effect today until 7pm and tomorrow, Tuesday, from 12pm until 5am on Wednesday morning, with a Yellow Thunderstorm warning in place until 6pm this evening with potential for localised spot flooding and difficult driving conditions. 

A further status Orange Wind warning is in place for the period from 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday) to 2am on Wednesday.

“There is the possibility of further trees falling over the next few days as they may have been weakened by the winds over the weekend and further high winds could bring them down,” a council spokesperson said.

“Landowners are asked to check trees on their land and in particular along their road frontages to see if any remedial action is needed now.  


“Property owners should also check their buildings for structural damage to see if any measures are needed to secure material that may have been impacted by Storm Isha.” 

The public is reminded of the danger of fallen trees as it may be the case that there could be electricity wires tangled up with the tree that will pose a risk to life – contact ESB Networks at 1800 372 999. Use the PowerCheck App to check for reconnection times if your electricity is cut. 

Updates on the status of different road closures can be found on the council’s social media channels.  The public can also receive free email and text updates on roads being closed and subsequently being re-opened by signing up to 

Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out-of-hours emergency the Council’s Road Service/Housing Department can be contacted on 074 91 72288.  For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.

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