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Fallen trees and homes without power as storm Ophelia wreaks havoc

Amber warning will remain in place until 11pm tonight

Storm Ophelia is really beginning to make herself felt across county Armagh now with trees felled and the M1 partially blocked.

A number of trees have fallen across the county with two early reports in McClenaghan’s Hill in Bessbrook and one near Magheralin.

The M1 country-bound has been partially blocked due to a fallen tree while around 500 homes in Portadown are currently without power.

A woman in her 50s has already been killed in Waterford.

Part of a tree fell on her car in the west of the county this morning, injuring another passenger, as hurricane-force gusts battered the Republic of Ireland.

A stand at Cork City’s Turners Cross stadium has collapsed ahead of a scheduled tie against Derry City tomorrow night.

An amber warning for Northern Ireland, Wales, south west Scotland and the Isle of Man is in force until 11pm tonight.

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