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Storm Ciara: Trees down across Co. Armagh as wind and rain expected throughout Sunday

Trees down Co Armagh

Storm Ciara continues to cause serious issues across Northern Ireland this morning.

While coastal areas have been severely hit, we here in Co. Armagh and surrounding areas have not got off lightly either.

There are plenty of trees down across the county.

The Red Lion Road and Newtownhamilton Road in Ballymacnab are just two (pictured) of those affected.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “The Newtownhamilton Road, Armagh is blocked by a fallen tree near the Ballymacnab Road. Motorists are advised to exercise caution and seek alternative routes.”

The tree is covering the road outside Ballymacnab chapel.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for both wind and rain remains in place and will do so throughout the day on Sunday.

Local councils are reminding the public to avoid using their parks and forests while the warnings remain in place.

Police have also advised motorists to stay home if they can.

“It you don’t need to be out and about then put the kettle on and wait until she blows over,” the PSNI posted on social media.

“If you are heading out be careful, very careful. I certainly had an entertaining drive into work this morning in the dark and some of those roadside puddles are deeper than you think…ponds more like!!

“There’s various items of debris on the roads and the odd bit on top of people’s houses too so mind how you go.”

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