Limerick to Kerry road closed due to flooding as weather warnings remain in place

David Hurley

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David Hurley

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Limerick to Kerry road closed due to flooding as weather warnings remain in place

The N69 has been closed at Mount Trenchard due to flooding

MOTORISTS are being advised that the N69 Limerick to Listowel Road has been closed at Mount Trenchard due to flooding.

Limerick City and County Council says the road has been flooded due to strong winds and high tides with waves and seaweed blowing onto the road.

A number of weather warnings, issued by Met Éireann, remain in place as Storm Fionn continues to batter many parts of the country.

The road at Mount Trenchard will be closed until 8pm this Tuesday to prevent aquaplaning and for the safety of all road users. 

Westbound road users are advised to take the R524 for Shanagolden, travel via Shanagolden towards Ballyhahill and onto Glin or Ballyhaill and return back to the N69.

Eastbound road users are advised to turn off the N69 at Loghill, travel towards Ballyhahill, turning left for Shanagolden and onto the R524 and return back to the N69.

Meanwhile, there are several reports of fallen trees on local roads in several areas including Fedamore, Bruff and Abbeyfeale.

The Road Safety Authority and gardai are appealing to all road users to excercise caution when driving during the current bad weather.