Roads blocked, power and phone lines down as storm rips through Donegal

High winds and heavy rain have left many roads across Donegal in a treacherous condition this moring.

Debry and fallen trees have blocked or partially blocked a number of roads.

The Harry Blaney and the Foyle Bridges are expected to remains closed through out the morning.

The high winds, which are expected to persist through out the day have also caused a number of power and phone outages.

Hundreds of people across Donegal are without or have been without powers this morning.

The Watch officer at Malin Head Coast Guard Station is Jimmy Crerand - he says that thanfully, all Donegal boats are in shelter: