UPDATE: N55 is down to one lane between Granard and Edgeworthstown as Hurricane #Ophelia continues

High winds in Longford to continue for next few hours

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Tree down at Clontumpher

Tree down at Clontumpher . Photo: Fiona O'Keefe

According to AA Roadwatch, the N55 is down to one lane between Granard and Edgeworthstown.  It is also being reported that a  fallen tree is partially blocking the N4between Edgeworthstown and Longford Town.

Vehicles can pass with care. The N4 is also down to one lane west of Newtownforbes due to a fallen tree.A number of roads across the county are closed due to fallen trees.  This photo by Fiona O'Keefe shows a fallen tree in Clontumpher. 

The winds in Longford will continue for the next hour and a half at least, according to Met Eireann.   People are being advised to stay indoors as the storm continues.  

Check out more details about road closures here