Wind turbine goes on fire during lightning storm

Many parts of the county have been left without power following a dramatic thunderstorm today.

Flash flooding was also reported throughout the county.

Smoke could be seen off the Arklow coast where a wind turbine went ablaze.

Gardai are warning motorists to slow down.

Lightning strikes in Wicklow today

MET Eireann updated a Status Rain Orange Alert before noon today which read “Very heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms today (Wednesday) and tonight with the possibility of intense downpours, will lead to localised flooding. Disruption is likely.”

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