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Dublin: 6 °C Saturday 16 December, 2017

Heavy rain, strong gales and high tides causing flooding and road closures

A number of travel routes in coastal areas of Louth, Dublin and Wicklow with AA Roadwatch urging motorists to take extra care.


Flooding at the promenade in Clontarf this afternoon. (Pic: Twitter/ @AodhanORiordain)

THERE IS FLOODING in a number of coastal areas as heavy rain, strong gales and high tides combine to put areas at risk.

In the capital, Dublin City Council had warned of the high tides over the next number of days with sand bags in place in at risk locations such as  in Clontarf and Sandymount.

A weather warning by Met Éireann remains in place with much of the heavy rain expected this afternoon.

A number of travel routes have been affected by the flooding with AA Raodwatch urging motorists to take extra care.

Roads are described as ‘very wet’ around Dundalk with St Helena’s Road is closed because of flooding. Gardaí are also urging motorists to take care on the Coast Road in Blackrock in Co. Louth  as waves are breaching the sea wall there.

There is also flooding on the N11 Dublin to Wexford road  north of the Beehive with traffic affected in both directions.

Elsewhere in Wicklow there is flooding on the  Marlton Road into Wicklow Town as well as on the Rathnew to  Rathdrum Road and on Old Connaught Ave in Bray.

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