Storm Gareth batters Ballymena as thunder and lightning adds to strong winds and driving rain

 

 

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STORM Gareth battered Ballymena on Tuesday night.

Mighty blasts of thunder and flashes of lightning accompanied strong winds and driving rain.

Winds of up to 80mph were expected on the north coast.

Conditions were bad in Portstewart as our pictures by McAuley Multimedia at 10pm on Tuesday show.

Some trees were brought down in the Ballymena area.

There were reports of electricity out at Galgorm and other parts of the Ballymena area.

Supermarket car parks in Ballymena were visibly less busy than normal because of the storm.

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