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Pictures: More flooding in Galway, Cork & Waterford as stormy weather continues

Several routes were closed this morning as spring tides combined with widespread gales to cause problems for motorists.

Updated at 1.31am

A COMBINATION OF strong winds and high tides caused waters to break over flood barriers in some areas this morning, leading to a number of road closures and causing problems for householders and businesses.

It follows yet another night of strong winds and thundery downpours. Met Éireann took the step this morning of extending its ‘orange alert’ wind warning — it’s now set to remain in place until 7pm.


High tide in Cork city was just before 9am, with several routes closed to traffic in the aftermath. This was the scene at Wandesford Quay this morning:


[Image: Darren Hayes via Twitter]

Waters have receded since that photo was taken this morning, and the road is now passable for traffic once again.


In Galway, the Promenade was closed between Salthill and Grattan Road after high tide hit this morning. AA Roadwatch reported that flooding at the Spanish Arch had now receded.

imageThe River Corrib bursts its banks at 8.32am [Image: Lynsay Hughes via Twitter]


Galway City Museum at 9.13am [Image: Lynsay Hughes via Twitter]

imageSalthill, Galway from the vantage point of the Western House apartments at 8.40am [Paul O'Brien]


In Waterford, Park Road was flooded, while Strand Road in Tramore was also closed to traffic. There was also spot flooding in the Ferrybank and Poleberry areas.


Park Road, Waterford [Amy Kirwan]

In Clare, there was also flooding reported on the Lahinch/Lisdoonvarna Road between Lahinch and Liscannor. AA Roadwatch reported debris and rocks had also been washed up on the road.

These dramatic pictures of Lahinch were sent in by professional photographer Alan Place.

imageimageimageFirst posted at 10.11am

Read: Met Éireann warns of possible spot flooding as weather warning remains in place >

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