Latest Storm Callum update from Met Éireann after emergency meeting

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Several hundred homes have been without power as Storm Callum batters Northern Ireland.

However, the city council is warning that road closures remain in place - despite motorists removing bollards and barriers from city routes overnight.

SP Energy Networks issued advice on power cuts and forecasters said transport disruption was likely.

An orange level warning has been issued by Met Éireann for coastal counties with a yellow level warning in place for Longford and the rest of the midlands at the moment.

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About 300 tonnes of new debris reached the A83 on Friday morning and around 50 tonnes had reached the OMR.

The M48 Severn crossing near Chepstow was shut eastbound and closed to high-sided vehicles westbound on Friday evening.

Waves crashing over the sea wall at Saltcoats meant trains were cancelled between Kilwinning and Largs/Ardrossan.

The Met Office warned heavy rainfall moving in from the South West could present a risk to life and issued a number of weather warnings and flooding alerts around the country.

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Passengers are advised to check service updates with ferry companies before travelling from either Holyhead or Fishguard.

Windsor, the scene of Friday's royal wedding, looks set to escape the worst of the storm. There is also the risk of further severe Southerly winds impinging onto Southern and Eastern coastal areas during the day.

It is due to pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday.

SEPA said that high tides are expected to affect the area Argyll and Bute and Ayrshire and Arran and Skye and Lochaber in particular, due to "a storm surge and large waves" associated with the storm.

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He warned that gusts of up to 40 or 50 miles per hour will be felt across western parts of Scotland, Wales, and western England throughout the day, with stronger gusts of 60 miles per hour possible along the Irish Sea coast.

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