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Thursday 21 June 2018

Cars take to the fields to get home

Cars were using a field to get around the blocked Ballymakenny Road
Cars were using a field to get around the blocked Ballymakenny Road

One of the badly hit areas was on the Ballymakenny Road which was impassable on Friday morning with heavy drifts blocking the road at McCloskeys bakery.

Indeed, some motorists figured out the best route - diverting into a nearby field, thus avoiding the obstacle.

Later, local farmers moved onto the road and cleared large stretches.

Thousands had no power

Thousands of customers were without power as well.

Up to 3,000 were affected in the Julianstown/Laytown/Bettystown and Mornington areas. There are 1000 without power in Tullyallen, 600 in Duleek and up to 30 in Dunleer.

The Termonfeckin Road had 132 without power with 100 customers in Rathmullan as well.

Drogheda Independent

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