Storm Callum has swept across much of Ireland overnight, bringing very strong winds and heavy winds in many places.
The orange and yellow weather warnings are in place until 9am but could be extended while the orange warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Clare has already been exended until 5pm.
Forecaster with Met Éireann Matthew Martin anticipates that conditions will still be poor throughout the rush hour period this morning.
“So the strong winds are going to continue for a time but they will ease across many southern and eastern areas later but they will remain very strong with further severe gusts in the northwest of the country,” said Mr Martin.
Anyone worried about making the journey to school, college or work this morning should check online before venturing out.
Met Éireann, local councils and radio stations have information across their websites and social media.
Fallen trees and branches along with other debris while Storm Callum continues this morning could make journeys dangerous in places.
Anyone who does have to travel is urged to slow down.
This morning’s Irish Ferries have been cancelled to and from Hollyhead and anyone travelling should check before making their journey.
As people take to the roads this morning, they are being told to slow down and take extreme care due to the high winds.
Motorists in Waterford City and County are being advised to slow down and take extreme care due to the high winds brought by Storm Callum.
Gardai in Waterford, Dungarvan and Tramore say there are no major disruptions but to be careful of fallen branches on roads.
“High sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open or exposed roads,” said Chris Jones from AA Roadwatch.
“Motorists should be especially mindful of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and bear in mind that wind-blown debris is likely to be a problem especially if you are on secondary roads.
“We are likely to see a lot of fallen trees and there is also the possibility of fallen electricity poles.
“Make sure not to drive through standing water unless you are sure that it is not too deep for your vehicle.”
People are being warned not to approach fallen electricity wires and report them as soon as possible.
ESB Networks have a full emergency response in place as Storm Callum crosses the country.
523 homes are without power in the Kilcloher Modeligo area in County Waterford since early this morning.
They are warning people that fallen wires are live and any contact could be fatal.
“Obviously there is still very blustery conditions, as this storm tracks across the country and it is a dangerous storm,” said Paul Hand from ESB Networks.
“We are asking people that if you do come across any fallen wires or damaged electricity network this morning never touch or approach this infrastructure as these lines are live and pose a risk to life.
“We are asking the public to report any damage to the electricity infrastructure on 1850 372 999.