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.
Rain will continue to be persistent and heavy in parts of Leinster and east Munster this evening. The rain will tend to more intermittent elsewhere. There is an ongoing risk of localised flooding. Strong and gusty southeasterly winds will continue to ease from the southwest. pic.twitter.com/i3x5Z3jReC
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) 14 March 2018
In Dublin, the Fire Brigade have been called out to the River Dodder after it burst its banks at Orwell Road.
Floodgates are closed along the Dodder.picture of a large sheet pile jammed under Ballsbridge Bridge pic.twitter.com/vOk1F15Oqu
— Kevin Humphreys (@KHumphreysDBS) 14 March 2018
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.
Flooding is affecting several routes, esp in the Clonmel & Tipperary Town areas of Tipperary, around Freshford & Thomastown in Kilkenny & the Roundwood area of Wicklow.
— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 14, 2018
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.
A number of rivers in my area of south Wicklow have burst their banks including Avoca, Aughrim, Slaney, Avonbeg and Avonmore and Liffey. We issued an advisory for this last Friday and Monday due to meltwaters and rain. No action taken by authorities?
— ☀Metalert Ireland☀ (@MetAlertIreland) 14 March 2018