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Severe gales lead to power cuts
Overturned lorry
Two lorries overturned on the A1 near Loughbrickland
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Northern Ireland, with gusts of up to 80mph predicted.

About 14,000 customers were left without electricity for a time, but the majority have since been reconnected.

Two people suffered minor injuries when two lorries overturned on the A1 near Loughbrickland in County Down.

The Met Office said winds would reach 60 to 70mph during the day and about 80mph on high ground.

In the Republic of Ireland, an articulated truck and trailer narrowly missed being blown from the flyover onto the M1, north of Dublin Airport.

The truck, owned by Wyse Transport, was carrying aeroplane tyres and it collided with a car. The Dublin Fire Brigade said that prevented it from falling off the bridge.

Neither male drivers were seriously injured.


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