Irish Rail suspends some DART services and roads close after downpour
Published 24/10/2011 | 09:02
TORRENTIAL rain has forced Irish Rail to suspend services between Dun Laoghaire and Bray due to flooding on the line.
Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets for customers affected, according to the rail service.
Irish Rail is monitoring the situation and the latest updates can be here on their website.
Some roads have also been closed with 40mm of rain expected by the end of the day with the east coast worst affected.
Emergency services have been called out to some areas.
Roads worst affected include the N11, N81, N1 and N7.
The James Larkin Road in Dublin 5 was closed to incoming traffic this evening.
The moves came as MET Eireann issued a severe weather warning as heavy rain and strong winds continue to sweep across the country.
Coastal counties of Leinster and much of Ulster are most at risk for the highest rainfall and spot flooding has occurred in some areas.
It will also be extremely windy this morning with southeasterly gales and gusts of 80km-110km an hour in exposed areas.
A gale warning is in place and high winds are expected on Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Fair Head to Howth Head and the Irish Sea north of Anglesea.
The strong winds have led to the cancellation of Irish Ferries' Jonathan Swift fast sailings to Holyhead.
The AA has warned drivers to take extreme care, especially those driving high-sided vehicles.