In pictures: Storm Eleanor wreaks havoc in Carrickfergus

An electric cable caused damage to Lorraine McBride's windscreen.
An electric cable caused damage to Lorraine McBride's windscreen.

Storm Eleanor has left its mark on Carrickfergus with scenes of destruction across the town last night.

It comes as the Met Office recorded gusts reaching 100mph overnight with a yellow warning still in place for most of Northern Ireland.

Car belonging to John Stewart.

Car belonging to John Stewart.

The storm also left thousands of homes across Northern Ireland without power.

In Carrick, heavy winds brought down trees and caused damage to homes and vehicles.

Local woman Lorraine McBride was travelling along the North Road when an electric cable snapped in front of her, hitting her car windscreen.

A car belonging to East Antrim MLA John Stewart was also damaged. "Just lost the rear window of my car to flying roof tiles," he wrote on Facebook.

Overturned trampoline (photo Ashleigh Waide)

Overturned trampoline (photo Ashleigh Waide)

Meanwhile, Woodburn resident Ashleigh Waide said a trampoline her son had received as a Christmas present was "totally ruined" after being overturned by high winds.

"We are very very lucky no one was hurt. Had about ten neighbours in trying to get it back into the garden and it was pulling us all with it," she said.

A similar incident occurred in the Victoria area when a trampoline landed on a car.

Motorists are being warned to reduce their speed and exercise caution on the roads this morning due to the impact of Storm Eleanor.

Victoria area of Carrick.

Victoria area of Carrick.

Police said that while most main routes are open and passable with care, road users should be aware that a number of minor roads across Northern Ireland are still closed due to fallen trees and other debris.