18:19 Wednesday, 12 February 2020
The roof weighed an estimated 12 tonnes.
Dooagh National School on Achill Island was forced to close earlier today after severe winds blew a section of roof off.
The incident occurred at around 9.30AM this morning.
Pictures shared on the school’s Facebook page show the extent of the damage.
Source: Facebook (@DooaghNS)
A sever gust of wind blew the roof across the schoolyard before dumping it on a nearby pitch.
Thankfully none of the 3 staff or 39 pupils were injured.
Mayo was one of seven counties issued with a status yellow wind warning, which remains in place until 8PM this evening (Tuesday).
Elsewhere a yellow snow and ice warning is in place for 11 counties today.
You can read more about that here.