A Cork city street remains closed to traffic following damage caused by stormy conditions overnight.
The scene on Barrack Street was attended by members of An Garda Síochána and Cork City Fire Brigade.
A spokesperson for Cork City Fire Brigade confirmed that crews were at the scene earlier in the night where “a lot of damage was done”.
Speaking to The Echo, a spokesperson for Cork City Council said that Cork City Council’s Building Control Unit is currently conducting inspections, including drone inspections, to ascertain how many properties are involved and the level of damage.
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“Barrack Street was closed last night by emergency services due to the impact of localised severe wind on a number of properties in the area.
Cork City Council’s Building Control Unit is currently carrying out inspections (including drone inspections) to ascertain how many properties are involved and the level of damage, and street cleaning crews are cleaning the area and removing debris.
The spokesperson said there is no knowledge at the moment of any electric cables down, but that there were some communications cables affected at the junction of Barrack Street and Evergreen Road that have since been cleared.
The spokesperson said, however, that inspections are still ongoing in the area.
A partial road closure remains in place while this work is ongoing to ensure public safety, as further strong winds are predicted for this evening.
Pedestrians are encouraged to avoid the area if possible while winds remain high.