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Road blockages and power outages still affecting Galway

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being asked to exercise extreme care as they head home from work this evening as there are still problems with roads in the aftermath of Storm Ali
While council crews have cleared many routes in the city and county a large number remain affected by fallen trees and debris
Crews from the city and county councils have spent the day clearing routes but need more time to finish the work
Also, there have been fresh problems with debris over the course of the day as the strong winds and heavy rain have persisted in many areas
Meanwhile, the ESB says it hopes to restore power to the majority of Galway homes experiencing outages by late tonight.
It’s as thousands of homes across the county are now without a service after Storm Ali swept along the west coast.
Claregalway is one of the worst hit areas with nearly 2-thousand-500 homes without power.
Meanwhile, just over 2-thousand-100 homes in Salthill and more than 1-thousand in Tuam North are also experiencing outages.
Other affected areas include Spiddal, Oughterard, Screeb and Recess.

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A man in his 20’s dies and another is injured after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

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A man in his 20’s has died after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.

The single vehicle collision happened on the N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar at approximately 12.45pm.

The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.

The driver, also in his 20’s, was taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention.

The road remains closed and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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Gardai and Emergency Services attending the scene of a Road Traffic Accident on N63

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Gardaí and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision on the N63 Newbridge to Ballygar Road.

The road is currently closed with local diversions in place.

No further information is available at this time.

Further updates will issue in due course.

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Protest is held at The Skerritt Roundabout over dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city

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A group of approximately forty campaigners have been protesting at The Skerritt roundabout near ATU Galway over dangerous conditions that exist for cyclists and pedestrians on the streets of Galway.

The Sunday4Safety group, who also run demonstrations in Salthill, set up a pop-up pedestrian crossing at the roundabout.

Skerritt Roundabout was chosen as the location after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a truck last month.

The group said that the extremely dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians are replicated at many other roundabouts across the city.

Organiser Grainne Faller told John Mulligan that decision makers need to factor in safety when it comes to road and street design in Galway.

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