Latest: Cork roads remain closed as high tide passes without major flooding

High tide has passed in Cork without major flooding on the city.

Latest: Cork roads remain closed as high tide passes without major flooding

High tide has passed in Cork without major flooding on the city.

According to the City Council, waters are receding from Morrison’s Island quays.

There are still a number of road closures in the city that are expected to remain in place during the evening commute.

There have been some reports of property damage around the Probys Quay area of the city.

Earlier: Flood risk in Cork as high tide approaches

Earlier, commuters in Cork city were advised to expect delays and plan their evening commute as tonight’s high-tide coincides with rush-hour.

Picture: Eoin English
Picture: Eoin English

Limited road closures and parking restrictions along several quays have were announced this morning, with some taking effect from lunchtime, and some remaining in place overnight.

While this morning’s high-tide passed with spot flooding along low-lying quays around Morrison’s Island and with no property damage, officials in Cork City Council said there is still a significant risk of flooding in the city with high-tide forecast at 5.13pm today.

Wandesford Quay, South Terrace, Kyrls Quay and Lavitts Quay were all be closed to traffic from 4pm and will remain so until 6.30pm tonight.

The high tide is expected to be lower that what was forecast this morning.

Roads in Cork were flooded this morning. Picture: Jim Coughlan
Roads in Cork were flooded this morning. Picture: Jim Coughlan

This morning, a weather advisory was put in place for Wexford and Waterford as well as Cork as heavy rain hits Munster and Leinster this morning.

The advisory remains in place until 8pm tonight.

- Additional reporting Digital Desk

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