16 May 2022

Person injured after tree fall in Monasterevin during Hurricane Ophelia

Fallen tree

A man injured after a tree fell on a car in Monasterevin during Hurricane Ophelia did not suffer any serious harm.

Portarlington Fire Services has responded to a road traffic collision at Monasterevin where a tree has fallen on a car, one person has been removed to Portlaoise General Hospital.

Laois County Council confirmed that he was not seriously injured.

Laois County Council, An Garda Siochana and HSE Crisis Management Team wish to strongly advise that all members of the public should remain indoors. 

"Under no circumstances should anybody leave their property or travel on the roads," warned the team.

There are currently 19 roads blocked in Co. Laois and fallen trees have been reported in 24 separate locations. 

Met Éireann has warned that winds from the south will get stronger in the coming hours in the midlands.

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Details on who to contact in Laois if there is an emergency here


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