Thursday 27 April 2017

Watch: Moment 40 tonne truck overturns on Boyne bridge during Storm Doris

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This is the moment a truck overturned in heavy winds during Storm Doris this week.

The video, shot on a dashcam, shows the articulated truck cross the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley in heavy winds and rain on Wednesday night.

Moments later the 40-tonne vehicle is blown over and lands on its side.

Incredibly, nobody was injured in the crash.

Despite the timestamp on the footage stating the year as 2000, it has been confirmed the dashcam footage is from Thursday.

It was shot on dash cam by Paschal Morgan who was driving a car transporter. He had slowed down due to the extremely high winds at the time.

Gardai confirmed emergency services attended the scene.

A spokesman said: "Gardai at Drogheda attended the scene of this incident when a truck coming across the Boyne Cable bridge, and the wind caught the trailer, flipping it onto its side.

"No other vehicles involved. Motorway closed for a number of hours in order to get the vehicle towed away. The driver suffered a minor injury. No serious injuries."

Thousands of homes throughout the country were left without electricity as Storm Doris passed through Ireland.

ESB reported that some 4,000 customers were left without power last night, particularly in the areas of Drogheda, Dundalk, Dublin, Meath, Cavan, Sligo, Roscommon, Longford and Mayo.

ESB crews are on the ground early this morning and power is expected to return to these areas today.

Met Eireann is reporting that there will be "very changeable and unsettled weather" continuing over the weekend and throughout next week.

Wrap up warm if you have outdoor plans this weekend as it's set to turn cooler.

Saturday night will be cold with temperatures of two to five degrees. There will be patchy frost in places, but freshening southerly winds and increasing cloud from the Atlantic, should bring a rise in temperatures later in the night.

On Sunday, temperatures will will reach sub zero, with frost and ice in places.

Met Office

A video has been released by the Met office with footage from Nasa which shows just how powerful the storm was.

Shot from space the vidoe shows a timelapse over two days. The storm can be seen gathering speed before striking the UK and Ireland on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

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