Council crews dealing with flooding in west Limerick

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Limerick City and County Council Road maintenance crews are dealing with a number of flooding incidents in the western part of the county.

Crews have been dispatched to Foynes, Glin, and Shanagolden.

The flooding, which is mainly concentrated on roads at present, is due to the significant rainfall which fell overnight.

A Met Eireann status yellow rainfall warning remains in place for Limerick and the rest of Munster and Leinster until 9pm this evening. 30 to 40mm of rain is expected but larger totals are possible on high ground.

Foynes

N69 at Mount Trenchard is flooded – although the road remains open, motorists are asked to drive with extreme care and avoid if possible

There is no issue with a repeat of flooding which occurred earlier this month affecting the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum.

Glin

N69 near Glin Castle is flooded – again the road is passable with extreme caution

L1227 Ballyhahill Road near Roche’s Garage – Fire Crews attached to Foynes were at the scene early this morning.  While there has been a small amount of flooding in Roche’s Garage, a pump has been deployed to remove the water.

Motorists are being advised to drive with extreme caution

Shanagolden

R521 to N69 – There is a significant amount of surface water for about 2kms on the R521 from its junction with the N69.  The area is known as Kerry Hill.  This is as a result of rainfall coming down from the surrounding hills, which are already saturated.

Road at Gortadroma.  This road near the landfill is currently impassable due to flood waters.

There are no reports at present of any homes being flooded.

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