Flooding in County Limerick

Donal O’Regan

Reporter:

Donal O’Regan

A NUMBER of businesses have been flooded and roads blocked in Murroe and Boher after the heavy rain last night resulted in the Mulcair bursting its banks.

A NUMBER of businesses have been flooded and roads blocked in Murroe and Boher after the heavy rain last night resulted in the Mulcair bursting its banks.

In other parts of the county, roads have also been blocked off with diversions in place.

Local councillor, John Egan, said there was serious flooding in the Murroe/Boher locality.

“The Boher to Murroe road is totally blocked and at Rath, Murroe as well. There were small landslides on the roads in Glenstal and Cappamore too. The volume of rain that fell from 8pm to 2.30am was something else,” said Cllr Egan.

A number of businesses have also been affected with up to 10 inches of water reported.

The county councillor says as land is saturated the rain is flowing straight off it into the river.

“Land isn’t able to take the water and you have some gullets in roads that aren’t able to take the volume of water. The Mulcair has burst its banks in places,” said Cllr Egan.

Limerick County Council teams are out in force at affected areas.

AA Roadwatch’s advice on driving on flooded roads, and ones with excess surface water ,is to reduce your speed and increase your braking distance.

“Only drive through water if you know it’s not too deep for your car,” is AA Roadwatch’s advice.

Met Eireann’s forecast is for dry weather apart from some well scattered rain or hail showers. Showers will become isolated overnight with a widespread sharp frost and a risk of icy patches.

Saturday is expected to be mainly dry with sunny spells

If your locality or business has been flooded please email your photos to news@limerickleader.ie