Road users urged to avoid Cork city centre due to “serious flooding” 1 month ago

Road users urged to avoid Cork city centre due to “serious flooding”

Heavy rain has had a severe impact in the city overnight and on Tuesday morning.

Road users in Cork are being urged to avoid Cork city centre until at least 11am on Tuesday morning due to “severe flooding” in the area.

Footage posted on Twitter by Cork City Council showed the impact of flooding on streets such as Oliver Plunkett Street and Caroline Street following heavy rain on Monday, overnight on Tuesday and again on Tuesday morning.

Crews from Cork City Fire Brigade and Cork City Civil Defence are working alongside Cork City Council to try and alleviate the flooding, but road users have been urged to avoid low-lying areas of the city centre until at least 11am.

Bus Éireann has also advised that all services are suffering disruption or delays due to flooding in the city.

Elsewhere in Cork, emergency services are advising motorists not to travel through Bantry as the town centre is flooded.

In Kinsale, Pier Road is impassable due to flooding.

In Youghal, Back St (R634) is flooded and Gardaí are requesting that the area be avoided.

Whitegate Village (R630) is also flooded and motorists have been advised to use alternative routes.

In Carrigaline, the Crosshaven Road, Station Road and on Main Street are all impassable due to flooding.

On Monday, Met Éireann issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Munster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal, warning of rainfall totals of 30-50mm in places and flooding in places.

That warning, as well as a Status Yellow wind warning for Wexford, Cork, Kerry and Waterford, will remain in effect until 3pm on Tuesday.

Main image via Twitter/Cork City Council