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West Limerick faces flooding after significant rainfall

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Foynes, Glin and Shanagolden are facing flooding after significant rainfall that fell overnight.

Limerick City and County Council outdoor crews are dealing with a number of flooding incidents in the western part of the county as 30 to 40mm of rain is still expected to fall.

A Met Eireann status Yellow Rainfall warning remains in place for Limerick and the rest of Munster and Leinster until 9pm this evening, November 22.

In Foynes, the N69 at Mount Trenchard is flooded but the road remains open. Motorists are advised to be cautious.

The N69 near Glin Castle is flooded, the road is not closed.

There is a significant amount of surface water for about 2km on the R521 from its junction with the N69 in the Kerry Hill area.

The road at Gortadroma, near the landfill, is currently impassable due to flood waters.

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

UPDATE:

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

Material left on the road following the flooding has been removed by Limerick City and County Council crews.

A private garage on a property near the entrance to Dernish Avenue is flooded in Foynes. Flooding at Reidy’s Garage in Glin is alleviated.

Crews are still working in Shanagolden on the N69 junction to Kerry Hill. The road at Gortadroma has significant surface water.

There is surface water near the entrance to Hogan’s Quarry at Creeves Cross. A tree was removed near Creeves Cross on the road towards Foynes.

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