A fallen tree has completely blocked a road in a Laois town, this morning Wednesday January 13.
The mature tree is blocking the Acragar road, yards from a montessori school.
The busy road leads to the Ridge road to Portlaoise.
This photo was taken by Lauren Scott from Mountmellick, this morning at 9.16am.
"I just live a house down from it. We all heard the bang and all the neighbours ran out to see we thought it was a crash at first as there as been many crashes on that road. We were all shocked by it, with all the storms and it never budged a bit. Thank god no-one was hurt," she told the Leinster Express.
Cllr Paddy Bracken has confirmed to the Leinster Express that a Mountmellick Fire Station crew is now working to clear the tree from the road.