An Update from Kerry County Council – 9am on Wednesday

Wind Damage: Kerry County Council spokesman, Owen O’Shea updated the current warnings this morning.

A Status Orange Warning for Wind remains in place for Kerry until 1pm today – damaging gusts of up to 130kmh are forecast.

There is significant debris on many routes with branches partially blocking roads.

Kerry County Council crews are tending to the following issues, among others, this morning:

Tree down earlier on the N70 between Templenoe and Blackwater Bridge – road now cleared.

Tree down on the N22 Kerry-Cork road near Minish railway crossing – road partially blocked.

A tree down on the Barraduff to Killarney road near Barraduff with one lane blocked.

A tree blocking the road at Mounthawk-Caherslee in Tralee has now been cleared.

There are number of trees down on Ashe Street in Tralee but the road is passable.

On the R557 Ballyduff Causeway road, there is a tree down at Dromartin.

Tree down on the R563 Milltown-Killarney road at Faha which is blocking one lane.

Reports of electricity line on the road between Ventry and Dunquin so be extremely careful there.

The Glen Road in Inch is closed because of a fallen tree which is now being cleared.

Tree down on R551 between the Forge Bridge and Causeway.

There are numerous reports of branches and debris partially blocking roads in many areas so extreme caution is advised.

Kerry County Council personnel are on site at numerous locations around the county tending to these issues and it hoped all roads will be substantially cleared over the coming hours.

Further updates will be provided on the Council’s social media channels.

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