Stay safe in the stormy weather.

Beware of fallen tree between Boora and Blueball

Council crews are dealing with a fallen tree between Boora Bog and Blueball on the R357 road.

It comes as the local authority is urging the public to stay safe and not to take any unnecessary risks in a bid to reduce the local impact of Storm Brendan.

The second most severe weather warning - 'status orange' - came into effect in Leinster at 8am and will remain in place until 3pm.

A meeting took place this morning of Offaly County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team to prepare for the possible impact of Storm Brendan.

The main message as of now is to stay safe and don’t take unnecessary risks. Members of the public are urged to be vigilant during the period of the warning and watch out for fallen trees or other debris,” the council statement issued at 11am this morning said.

The main contact number for emergencies is 0579346800 and our out of hours/emergency number is 1890 750 750.

Motorists are asked to check for latest weather updates in their area and check out for advice on driving in adverse weather conditions.

Householders are asked to note that the landfill at Derryclure is closing today due to high winds and will reopen as normal tomorrow.