Donegal bares the brunt of gale force storms

The north and west bore the brunt of gales last night, with flash floods and trees brought down.

Donegal was hit by flash floods on tributaries of the River Finn with several cars stuck in water which closed the N15 between Ballybofey and Lifford.

A small river burst its banks near the Roadhouse Bar near Ballybofey and the Harry Blaney bridge on Fanad was closed for several hours.

James Boyle, Donegal County Council senior engineer, said the Finn Valley was worst affected: