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Lucky escape as tree crashes onto roof of rectory

There was a lucky escape at a rectory in Hamiltonsbawn when a tree came crashing down on the roof.

There were no reports of any injuries, however, when winds felled this giant at Drumbeemore.

The picture was taken by James Stewart and gives an indication of the strength and potential of the current storms.

And there are other similar scenes of damage across the county.

Weather warnings remain in place and winds could hit as high as 65mph inland.

Police are advising the public only to make journeys if absolutely necessary.

Wind and heavy rain across Northern Ireland today making driving conditions hazardous.

Driving conditions are hazardous in places with the heavy rains adding to difficulties.

Just a little help for anyone experiencing power and phone line outage due to fallen trees.

The contact numbers are: NIE 0345 7643643 and BT 0800 0232023.

The easy way to tell the difference in either affected service is, all BT poles have climbing steps and all NIE poles do not have any climbing steps.

Police have received reports of fallen trees in others areas including on the Coolkill Road, Tynan, Cavanapole Road, Killylea and Killylea Road in Caledon.

“Please slow down, use your lights and drive with extra care and attention,” advise the PSNI in Armagh.



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