Terrifying images taken from around Carlow show the extent of the damage caused by Storm Ali as strong winds battered the county on Wednesday.
A fallen tree (pictured above) near Meadow Bank in Palatine destroyed a wall just metres from a residential house.
Other images from around the county show a tree that collapsed on to a car in a Carlow housing estate.
Many of the county's primary and secondary roads (also pictured above) are littered with debris and motorists are advised to take extra care on the roads.
Meanwhile, according to AA Roadwatch a fallen tree at the Three Counties crossroads on the Carlow/Athy Rd (R417) has been removed.
A massive 186,000 homes and businesses have been hit with power cuts after Storm Ali brought winds in excess of 150km/h.
Winds beginning to decrease in Carlow now but a number of trees down and some large power outages. #StormAli has left his mark! Let’s hope #StormBronagh doesn’t arrive too quickly on his heels but there is a chance she will appear Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/aeJQk5lEHG— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) September 19, 2018
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