Latest: Bad weather batters Cork with poor driving conditions and more than 1000 without power

Latest: Bad weather batters Cork with poor driving conditions and more than 1000 without power

The delays come amid a yellow weather warning for wind for Cork, which remains in place until midnight.

Latest: The current bad weather continues to cause problems on Cork roads this afternoon, with excess surface water and very windy conditions reported across the city and county. 

AA Roadwatch has reported a fallen tree just outside Crookstown on the Bandon Rd, with the road partially blocked. Larger vehicles have been advised to avoid the area.

ESB Networks are also working to restore power in a number of areas around Cork. 

In the largest outage, more than 1000 customers are without power in the Bandon area, following a fault that was first reported shortly after 1pm. 

According to the ESB's outage map, they are working on the fault and hope to restore power by 5.30pm. 

Smaller outages have been reported in Kanturk and Ballycotton and earlier in Skibbereen. 

Elsewhere, there is a breakdown in the Jack Lynch Tunnel northbound in the right lane.

Traffic is heavy on approach on the N40 from J10 Mahon.

In Mallow, traffic on the N72 remains quite busy towards works near the Spa Springs turn-off.

The delays come amid a yellow weather warning for wind for Cork, which remains in place until midnight.

Winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of 80 to 110 km/h.

Updated: Emergency services are dealing with a collision in Cork city.

Cork City Fire Brigade at the scene of the collision in Cork this morning. Image: Cork City Fire Brigade twitter.
Cork City Fire Brigade at the scene of the collision in Cork this morning. Image: Cork City Fire Brigade twitter.

Crews from Cork City Fire Brigade headquarters are attending the road traffic incident on the Wilton Flyover this morning.

They have urged motorists to exercise caution in the area.

“Please slow down on approach, Road and visibility conditions are poor,” they said in a tweet.

Earlier: A yellow wind warning for wind and rain has caused delays on some routes in Cork this morning.

A fallen branch is blocking the Kanturk/Mallow Rd in Kanturk, while in Carrigrohane, the Iniscarra Rd is reportedly blocked by a fallen tree near Leemount Cross.

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are being urged to take care due to the wet and windy conditions which have resulted in some excess surface water on some roads.

According to AA Roadwatch, traffic is also slow in a number of areas across the city and county.

In the city, traffic going eastbound on the N40 from J10 Mahon is slow towards the Dunkettle Interchange. It's also slow on the M8 southbound towards the Interchange.

The N28 South City Link Rd inbound onto Albert St and southbound towards Carrs Hill are also slow.

Traffic is moving slowly on county roads, including on the N72 in Mallow, near the Spa Springs turn-off.

In Midleton, it's slow towards the Lake View roundabout on the N25 westbound and both ways on the Ballinacurra Rd.

On the N22, it's also quite busy both ways approaching works between Macroom and Ballyvourney.

The delays come amid a yellow weather warning for wind for Cork that remains in place until midnight tonight.

Winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts of 80 to 110 km/h.

Meanwhile, there are a number of homes and businesses affected by power outages this morning.

No major faults have yet been reported but there are dozens of homes and businesses without power in the Timoleague, Castlelyons, Cloyne and Skibbereen areas.

There was also a planned outage in the Ballycotton area which is affecting a separate group of people.

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