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PHOTOS: Cork roads closed due to flooding

Motorists have been advised to take care and avoid some areas.

Updated 5.05pm 

SOME ROADS ARE closed in Cork due to flooding in the county.

Crews from Cork County Council are pumping away water in a number of areas including Bandon town centre.

AA Roadwatch is reporting that all traffic south of the river (including from Cork city) is being diverted onto the N71 Bandon bypass. Traffic from the north side of the river (from Dunmanway) should cross at Baxter’s Bridge and continue to the bypass.

The Mill Road/R593 in Skibbereen was flooded earlier but is now passable, according to Cork County Council.

PHOTOS: Cork roads closed due to flooding
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  • Flooding in Mallow

    Source: Dave Nelson
  • Flooding in Mallow

    Flooding in Mallow, Co Cork todaySource: Dave Nelson
  • Flooding in Mallow

    Flooding in Mallow, Co Cork todaySource: Dave Nelson
  • Flooding in Mallow

    Flooding in Mallow, Co Cork todaySource: Dave Nelson

The Skibbereen/Caheragh Road (R594) is also now passable.

However, AA Roadwatch says Park Road in Mallow remains closed and drivers have been asked to use an alternative route.

Cork County Council said a number of areas are being monitored.

The local authority’s emergency team can be contacted on 021 4800048 and flooding updates are available here.

Yesterday, Met Éireann issued rain warnings for several counties, including Cork.

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