Flooding reported in several Irish counties due to heavy rainfall

Flooding reported in several Irish counties due to heavy rainfall

THERE are reports of flooding in several Irish counties this evening following heavy rainfall.

Cork, Dublin, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow are among those affected.

It comes as an active weather warning remains in place for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford, warning of accumulations of 30 to 50mm.

In Dublin, the Fire Brigade have been called out to the River Dodder after it burst its banks at Orwell Road.

The AA reports flooding in Clonmel and Tipperary Town in Tipperary, while in Kilkenny, the council has reported flooding in Freshford, Thomastown and Inistioge.

The conditions have left some roads impassable, including the R700 at Brownsbarn Bridge and the Circular Road from Dean Kavanagh Place to the Kilmanagh Road.

It’s a similar story in Cork where the R-621-0, N-72-380 and the Park Road in Mallow are all impassable due to flooding.

Wexford County Council reports the northbound carriageway of the N11 north of Ferns was partially flooded.

It is also monitoring river levels following the heavy rainfall.

In Wicklow, flooding has affected the Roundwood area, while there are reports that a number of rivers have burst their banks including Avoca, Aughrim, Slaney, Avonbeg, Avonmore and Liffey.