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Power cuts and winds add to woes

FREEZING conditions and high winds heaped further misery on householders struggling to cope as power was cut off in several counties yesterday.

Thousands of homes in north Wicklow, Carlow and Cork were left without electricity as falling trees struck overhead cables.

Mobile phone networks were down in some parts of the country, and it was snowing in Wicklow but raining in Cork. School transport services were affected.

Met Eireann says today will be bright and mostly dry, with damp weather in the northeast clearing from early morning.

Once the frost, ice and fog clears, there will be good sunny spells to help the thaw. Temperatures will range from 2C - 8C, highest over Munster, but rain will develop in the west.

Tonight will be cold with some frost and fog, clearing tomorrow but replaced with wet and windy weather.

Dublin Airport operated normally yesterday but with some cancellations. There were some restrictions on Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann services, but Iarnrod Eireann operated all routes.

Irish Independent