County Road Update in the wake...


County Road Update in the wake of Storm Babet

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03:07 19 Oct 2023

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Council officials say they are working closely with emergency services and local communities to address immediate concerns, including flooding, road closures, and infrastructure damage.

Efforts are concentrated on restoring essential services, securing affected areas, and supporting residents and businesses who have been impacted by the severe weather.

The Council has responded to 57 calls for assistance between 5 pm yesterday and 9 am this morning through their customer support centre.

Cork County Council is offering free disposal of flood-damaged goods at all their Civic Amenity Sites until next Thursday

Raffeen Civic Amenity Site is currently closed due to flooding, the site in Youghal has re-opened and skips will be made available in the worst affected areas.

Members of the public are asked to continue to avoid Main Street, Midleton to allow for clean-up operations.

Numerous parts of the county’s road network have been severely affected with many roads remaining closed to traffic. The N25 at Castlemartyr is still impassable to traffic with diversion routes via Tallow, Conna, Rathcormac, and Dunkettle. Additional updates on affected roads are available on the council's website.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Rain Warning for Cork valid from 11:00 pm, Thursday the 19th to 9:00 am, Friday the 20th of October. Heavy bursts of rain or showers overnight and Friday morning coupled with waterlogged soils and high river levels may lead to further localised flooding and dangerous travelling conditions.

Considering the volume of rainfall together with ongoing forecasted conditions, saturated land, and high river and stream levels, Cork County Council continues to ask all road users to exercise extreme caution. The full extent of the damage is impossible to assess at this time. Please avoid driving through flowing or standing water, exercise extreme caution and be especially conscious of vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. Council crews and contractors continue to be active in the aftermath of this event and are busy assisting road users, homes and businesses and are operating in challenging conditions.


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