Some roads impassable after overnight rain

Some roads impassable after overnight rain

Many roads are impassable this morning after torrential rain last night and two weather warnings remain in place.

Motorists are being advised to take extra care as many roads are closed in parts of Dublin, Meath, Louth and Kildare due to flooding, and there is widespread surface water on routes.

Schools in Enniscorthy in Co Wexford are being advised to remain closed today.

Quays on both sides of the River Slaney are flooded, preventing access to school buses.

Flooding has been reported in Ballymun, Clonshaugh, Sandymount and Blake's Cross in Rush.

Dublin Fire Brigade says up to two feet of water has flooded houses in Nutgrove Avenue in Dublin, and the road is blocked near the Grange Road junction.

The weather has also affected train services, with Maynooth to Dublin trains not serving Drumcondra Station.

Luas Red Line services are running with delays this morning due to a technical fault on the line.

The average frequency is 7-8 minutes and Dublin Bus are accepting valid Luas tickets.

Yellow and orange weather alerts will remain in place until midday today.

"Basically, on top of all the rain that fell earlier, there's going to increase the risk of flooding in many parts of the country, as well as the heavy rain," said Gerry Murphy from Met Éireann.

"We are also going to see very strong winds developing, especially in parts of the south east, east and north of the country, with some severe gusts possible."

The heaviest rainfalls were recorded in Dublin, Cork and Roscommon.

“In total, between the heavy rain yesterday and today, and the rain overnight, there was between 30 and almost 60mm of rain in places,” he said.

“That’s a very significant amount of rainfall and has caused quite significant flooding in some parts of the country.”


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