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Friday 29 August 2014

Gardai warn morning commuters of flooding devastation on country's roads

Published 05/02/2014 | 07:43

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New Ross, Co Wexford where flooding occurred. Picture: Patrick Browne
New Ross, Co Wexford where flooding occurred

Commuters are faced with another wet and windy morning on the roads

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Gardai are warning road users to drive carefully this morning as commuters may come across localised flooding, fallen trees or debris on the roads.

“Leave on time,” the official Garda Traffic Twitter account added.

There are bus transfers in place between Limerick and Ennis and between Rosslare and Enniscorthy, Irish Rail reports, as the railway lines are flooded. All other routes remain in operation this morning.

On the roads, motorists can now access Cork City as flooding has receded.

The Crosshaven/Carrigaline road remains blocked due to flooding. Timoleaguie Village is now passable as well as the Lower Glanmire Road in Tivoli and the Bailick Road in Midleton, AA Roadwatch reports.

Motorists are being asked to continue to avoid St Mary's Park, Kings Island, Limerick due to flooding.

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There is also flooding exiting the M50 northbound at J11 Tallaght. One or two lanes may have to close shortly, AA Roadwatch reports.

In Kildare, the Old Road between Rathangan and Kildare is blocked on the Rathangan side of the football pitch. There are trees blocking the roads on the Kilcullen/Ballymore Eustace Rd near Guiltown Cross, on the Old Kilcullen Rd on the Cutbush side of Ballysack and on the Dublin Road into Naas just before the Blessington Junction.

There are reports of flooding on the Annamult Road in Bennetsbridge.

In Wexford, all roads have been cleared of fallen debris and flooding has receded on the Quays in Wexford Town.

In Tipperary, Davis St is closed due to flooding as well as Upper Green Cashel closed from the roundabout off M8 Road at Junction 8 Fethard.

In Wicklow, Rathnew/Newcastle Road is closed to Killoughter Cross due to a fallen tree.

The Borris/New Ross Road is closed at Clashganny, Carlow blocked due to two fallen trees. It will be closed until later this evening.

The Old Loughlin Road just outside Carlow Town is also impassable, due to flooding. 

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