Trees down and cars damaged in Boxing night storm

A fallen tree on the Dunkirk Road.

A fallen tree on the Dunkirk Road.

Trees came down and cars were damaged as Portadown was battered by high winds and heavy rain on Boxing night.

Power was lost in thousands of homes across Northern Ireland as winds in excess of 70mph hit.

There were reports of a Peugeot 206 car being struck by a tree on the Gilford Road while Hamiltonsbawn man Neil Hassard revealed that his Nissan Micra tipped over outside his home.

Joseph Weir told the Portadown Times that the Joe Weir Autoparts sign outside his business had been torn off.

A tree fell at Knockbridge but by Friday morning the road was clear to traffic. The Dunkirk Road in Waringstown meanwhile was completely closed to traffic on Friday morning as a fallen tree blocked the road. On the M1 motorway the speed limit was reduced to 50mph as fierce cross winds continued.




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