Major emergency plan called into action in the capital

The major emergency plan for Dublin has swung into action as heavy rain and flooding has the capital in its grip this evening.

The major emergency plan for Dublin has swung into action as heavy rain and flooding has the capital in its grip this evening.

Local authorities, fire officers, the HSE and the gardaí are holding a meeting around now.

Flooding has caused road closures in Dublin this evening with commuters abandoning their cars in parts of the city.

All DART services have been suspended for the next of the evening, as have trains on the Maynooth Line.

Gardaí say Parnell Rd, Crumlin Rd, Collinstown Lane, the North Quays, Jim Larkin Road and The Lower Road at the Strawberry Beds have also been closed.

The N7 has been closed at Citywest as has the M1 between Dublin airport and Balbriggan.

The N81 is impassable between Citywest and Jobstown, and there's very heavy flooding in both directions on the Naas Rd.

Meanwhile the Red Luas line is not operating between Saggart and Belgard.

And the Tallaght Red Line is only operating between Tallaght and Blackhorse with no service between Blackhorse and The Point.

The Green line is only operating between Brides Glen and Beechwood.

It's reported the rivers Liffey, Camac and Dodder have all burst their banks

With High Tide due at 10 o'clock tonight.

It's feared the worst is yet to come in the capital.

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