Blessington Gardai appeal for people to keep away from the N81

Gardai in Blessington are appealing to all people to please stay in doors, we are trying with the council to create a track on the N81 for emergencies and pedestrians on the Main Street in Blessington are making this difficult for them to carry out their job.

No vehicles should be on the N81 at anytime today with the exception of emergency vehicles. Any emergencies please contact Blessington Garda Station on 045 857620 or 999. Thank you.

MET Eireann withdrew the safety advice to stay at home despite the Status Red weather warning remaining in place.

Most villages throughout the county remain impassible gardai and emergency services are asking people to stay at home.

Flooding has occurred in Wicklow Town as Storm Emma rages in from the East.

Homes in Wicklow, Bray and Arklow have been without electricity today, the ESB have been praised for the trojan work which has been carried out in the harsh conditions.

Beyond Wicklow one man has suffered life altering injuries in Cork after he fell from a wall while taking pictures, while in Sandycove a woman was rescued from the sea by people who had only stopped to take a photograph of the waves. (See the video above)

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