Storm Diana Impacting Commuters As Dublin Port Remains Shut

Storm Diana Impacting Commuters

Strong winds and heavy rain are impacting commuters today.

Dublin Port is closed to shipping with knock-on delays for travellers.

Motorists are being urged to exercise caution.

A status yellow rainfall warning for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway and Mayo is in effect until 2pm this afternoon. Met Eireann is warning of surface flooding.

A Status Yellow Wind Warning is also in place until 3pm for the same area, along with Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim, where gusts of up to 110km per hour are forecast.

The stormy conditions have forced the closure of Dublin Port for shipping.

That’s having a knock-on effect on traffic as a result. Traffic is being restricted in the Port Tunnel.

Truck drivers travelling north of Lusk Service station in County Dublin are being asked to pull over temporarily due to traffic backlogs.

While people heading to Dublin Airport are being advised to leave extra time for their journey.

Motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads, reduce their speed and leave extra space between vehicles.