Storm Eleanor: Power restored after high winds

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A clean-up operation got underway on Wednesday to clear fallen trees

Engineers have worked through a second night to reconnect any homes and businesses that lost power during Storm Eleanor on Tuesday.

Winds gusting up to 100 mph caused flooding, travel disruption, and damage to buildings. Fallen trees blocked several roads.

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NIE Network crew fixed a power line outside Crossgar where a line of trees fell and smashed electric poles

All homes and business have power restored.

At the height of the storm, more than 25,000 customers in Northern Ireland lost their electricity supply.

NIE Networks said there may be some disruption to supplies throughout Friday as engineers repair damage to the network caused by Storm Eleanor.

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The storm ripped part of the roof off a Harland and Wolff factory building

Tuesday night's three Premiership games were abandoned because of strong winds from the storm.

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Video footage shows stormy scenes in Ireland and the UK
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This sign from a shopfront in Banbridge was blown off during the storm

Storm Eleanor caused severe flooding in parts of the Republic of Ireland, and Met Éireann has warned that coastal areas along the Atlantic could face further flooding.

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There was serious flooding in Galway city centre

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar has said support will be made available to families and businesses affected by Storm Eleanor.