Status Orange warning for rainfall for County Kerry

FLOODING UPDATE at 2.30pm TUESDAY
 
N72 Killarney to Killorglin: Road is CLOSED between the Laune Bridge and Beaufort Bridge because of significant flooding at Ballymalis. Traffic must divert via Milltown and Farranfore (N22) as the Milltown-Fossa road is flooded at Listry Bridge.
KILGARVAN: Road at Cahir school is passable but best avoided with surface water in many places also all along the R569 road.
KILLARNEY AREA: Flooding on L3009 between Lawlor’s Cross and Finnegan’s Cross. Caution advised. The L7011 from Rossanean Cross to Coolick School is impassable
TRALEE AREA: Flooding at Ballyroe, Liscahane and near Ardfert Church
MID-KERRY: The Milltown-Fossa road is closed at Listry Bridget. Flooding on local roads in the Kilgobnet area including on the Board of Works road and at Meanus. Also flooding between Ballybrack railway gates and Flynn’s Forge, and at Faha School. Road impassable at Blackstones Bridge in Glencar.
SOUTH KERRY: Bad flooding on Ballaghisheen Pass (should be avoided) and on the road leading to White Strand in Cahersiveen
Spot flooding and significant surface water reported across the county so please travel with extreme care, slow down and avoid flooded areas
 
PHONE our emergency line on 066 7183588 to report any flooding problems to Kerry County Council
 
 
 
FLOODING UPDATE – 10.45am
 
CLOSED: N72 road at Fossa school/church
CLOSED: N72 road near Ballymalis
CLOSED: R569 road at Loo Bridge (N22 junction)
 
Spot flooding on many routes and extreme care advised
 
Emergency phoneline – call 066 718 3588

 

FLOODING UPDATE at 9.00am ⚠️

FOSSA: Road is CLOSED on the N72 at Fossa Church due to flooding. Please avoid and use other routes.

KILGARVAN: Road at Cahir school is now passable but best avoided with surface water in many places also all along the R569 road. Please avoid and use other routes

KILLARNEY AREA: Flooding on L3009 between Lawlor’s Cross and Finnegan’s Cross. Caution advised

TRALEE AREA: Flooding at Ballyroe, Liscahane and near Ardfert Church

NORTH KERRY: Spot flooding on R556 near Lixnaw and Abbeydorney

MID-KERRY: Flooding on local roads in the Kilgobnet area including on the Board of Works road and at Meanus and Cooleanig (fallen tree being cleared). Also flooding between Ballybrack railway gates and Flynn’s Forge

Spot flooding reported across the county so please travel with extreme care, slow down and avoid

PHONE our emergency line on 066 7183588 to report any flooding problems to Kerry County Council.

Met Éireann has issued the following Status Orange warning for rainfall for County Kerry:

“Very heavy rain on Monday night and Tuesday will likely cause further river flooding and surface water flooding. Rainfall totals of 50 to 80mm, higher in mountainous regions.”

The weather warning is in place from 7.00pm on Monday to 9.00pm on Tuesday.

Kerry County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team is coordinating preparations for this weather event. Crews have been mobilised to coordinate the response in each part of the county.

Rainfall levels are expected to be high particularly in mid-Kerry and south Kerry, but all parts of the county will be affected by significant rainfall amounts tonight and throughout Tuesday.

Property owners who have experienced flooding in the past are being contacted directly by the Council and sandbags are being made available through Local Area Offices.

Road users are asked to exercise caution for the duration of the weather alert with localised flooding and surface water expected on routes throughout the county.

Kerry County Council’s severe weather emergency phoneline will be available outside of office hours and is available on 066 7183588.

Updates will be provided on the Council’s social media platforms and website, kerrycoco.ie.

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Kerry County Council
Co Buildings,
Rathass,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry
Tel: 066/7183500
E: info@kerrycoco.ie

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