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Dublin: 1°C Friday 7 May 2021

Drivers asked to 'take care' in wet road conditions

Plus, flooding has affected some DART services.

Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Updated 8.57

HEAVY OVERNIGHT RAIN has caused flooding in the east and south of the country with a number of roads affected.

AA Roadwatch is reporting “very wet road conditions” and has asked motorists to watch out for excess water and localised flooding.

Gardaí in Dublin have also asked road users to “exercise extreme caution, drive with lights on and leave for the destination in plenty of time”.

Care is required on the M1 Southbound at Donabate and there has already been several incidents at the location this morning.

  • The road from Ballyboughal to Oldtown is now impassable.
  • There is flooding between junction two and three on the M1. Caution is needed under the bridge at junction four on the M1.
  • James Larkin Road between Greendale entrance and Watermill Road entrance is flooded – this is locally known as Black Banks.
  • The N25 Waterford/New Ross road is impassable at New Glen, while the Waterford/Dunmore East Road into Dunmore East is also flooded.
  • A number of roads in Wexford Town are impassable due to flooding; King Street, Davitt Road, South Main Street, Upper John Street, Old Hospital Road at Slaneywoods, Old Ferrycarraig Road and also the local roads between Wilkinstown Cross/Glynn, Murntown/Kildavin, Ardcolm/Castlebridge and Taghmon/Adamstown.
  • In Cork, drivers have been asked to avoid the local road between Fermoy and Ballyhooley and Mitchelstown and Araglin. Plus, flooding remains around Glanmire Village.
  • In Wicklow, the Scalp/Enniskerry Road (R117) is impassable due to flooding.
  • There is severe flooding as well at Airside Retail Park from the M1.
  • Blake’s Cross in Dublin is impassable due to flooding.
  • Gardaí in Dublin also advise extreme care along Hearse Road in both directions due to flooding in parts.

Due to flooding at Sandycove, DART services are only operating between Greystones and Dalkey and Dun Laoghaire and Howth/Malahide. Dublin Bus is accepting rail transfers.

Rain, rain go away, don’t come back another day. Image: Met Éireann, 7am

In some good news though, Met Éireann has predicted the rest of the day will be dry and bright with rain clearing from early this morning.

However, the west coast may be affected by scattered showers and it will be cold and windy throughout the country.

Tuesday is also expected to be cold, bright and mainly dry.

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