Fallen tree at Kilkenny College Picture: Kilkenny College
As Storm Dudley continues to make its presence felt across Kilkenny, damage caused by heavy winds has already been reported in both the city and county.
Castlecomer Discovery Park is now fully closed after a large chestnut tree came crashing down near the main entrance earlier today.
"Please do not come walking in the park until the storm passes," a Park spokesperson confirmed.
"There is a large tree down on the main entrance way and work is underway to remove it."
Meanwhile, in the city, a large tree has fallen on the grounds of Kilkenny College.
"Thankfully everyone is safe and well," Kilkenny College confirmed.
Thankfully everyone is safe and well.— Kilkenny College (@kilkennycollege) February 16, 2022
Please stay clear while clear up continues . pic.twitter.com/m1uA68QA2L
Niall Dollard from Kilkenny Weather notes that gusts from Storm Dudley reached 85km/hr in Kilkenny just before 2pm.
Storm Dudley has picked a lot this afternoon. At 2am we had a gust of 70 km/hr and then a brief morning lull but it gusted to 85 km/hr just before 2pm. pic.twitter.com/m4kUmOKcUg— Kilkenny Weather (@kilkennyweather) February 16, 2022
Remember: A 'Status Yellow' weather warning remains in effect for County Kilkenny until 11:30pm tonight. Damaging gusts are still possible. Please be safe and plan your actions accordingly.
If you would like to report storm damage or news from your locality, email 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
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