Limerick council warns of flooding as crews deal with landslide near village

David Hurley

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Limerick council warns of flooding as crews deal with landslide near village

Surface water on the Greenfields Road, Rosbrien

EMERGENCY crews from Limerick City and County Council have been deployed to the scene of a landslide near the village Doon.

It’s understood a local forestry road was damaged in the landslide which happened in the townland of Reenavanna early this Sunday morning.

While the road remains passable a full assessment of the damage is being carried out by local authority workers.

Elsewhere, there are reports of significant flooding at Farnane, Cappamore as well as on R518 Bruff Line between Lee's and O'Rourke's Crosses. Flooding has also  been reported near Euroville estate at Ballyclough, Rosbrien.

Given the heavy rainfall overnight and this morning there are reports of spot flooding and surface water on several other roads across the county.

While there are no reports of widespread snowfall in Limerick, two Met Éireann weather warnings remain in place.

A status yellow alert – warning of heavy rainfall – remains in place until 11pm this Sunday while a status yellow alert – warning of high winds – remains in place until midday.

Gardai, the Road Safety Authority and AA Roadwatch are appealing to all motorists to avoid unnecessary journeys and to exercise caution if driving.