Many parts of the region are without electricity today following high winds and lightning strikes overnight.

Around 700 homes and businesses are without electricity in the Crossmolina area, with another 200 out in the Bangor Erris region.

Around 400 are without power in the Killala area, while around 600 are without electricity in the Ballina/Ardnaree/Bonniconlon areas and almost 200 homes are out in Knockmore.

In Swinford about 1000 electricity customers are out, with over 100 in Achill and around 350 in Enniscrone.

ESB Powercheck says estimated restoration times at present are at around 8pm this evening. 



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