Yellow rain warning still in place as crews battle flooding on West Limerick roads

Alan Owens


A number of roads in West Limerick are flooded and motorists are advised to proceed with extreme caution

A number of roads in West Limerick are flooded and motorists are advised to proceed with extreme caution

A YELLOW rain warning remains in place for Limerick, with a number of roads across the West of the county flooded this Wednesday as a result.

Outdoor crews are dealing with a number of flooding incidents in the western part of the county, and crews have been working since first light in Foynes, Glin, and Shanagolden.

The flooding, which is mainly concentrated on roads at present, is due to the significant rainfall which fell overnight, the council said. A 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," said the spokesperson.

The majority of the N69 from Barrigone to the Kerry border is now clear. There are just some localised areas of spot flooding and motorists are urged to drive with caution.

In Foynes, a private garage on a property near the entrance to Dernish Avenue was flooded. There is no issue with a repeat of flooding at the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum.

In Glin, there was damage on the scenic route on the L1232 at Tullyglass. Flooding at Reidy’s Garage is now alleviated.

Crews are still working in Shanagolden on the N69 junction to Kerry Hill. Damaged was caused to local roads - there was erosion of 1km near Kerry Hill. Flooding has alleviated in Roche’s Garage in Shanagolden.

"The area is known as Kerry Hill. This is as a result of rainfall coming down from the surrounding hills, which are already saturated," said the spokesperson.

The road at Gortadroma still has significant surface water.

And in the Creeves Cross area, there is surface water near the entrance to Hogan’s Quarry. A tree was removed from near Creeves Cross on the road towards Foynes, and there is surface water on the road.

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