MIDDAY UPDATE: City and County Councils say their teams are continually monitoring the risk of flooding in Cork

Flood barriers have been put up to the highest levels in Mallow and Fermoy, with the possibility that the bridge in Fermoy may need to be closed later. 

A number of routes in the county have been impacted by spot flooding and fallen trees including roads in Coppeen, Macroom, Fivemilebridge and Killavullen. 

Park Road in Mallow is closed due to heavy flooding and there is a tree blocking the road close to Blarney Hotel and Golf Resort. 

It's hoped the worst of the flooding has passed in the City- the Lee Road remains closed and people are being advised to avoid the Carrigrohane Road.

However speaking to RedFM News, David Joyce from the City Council says there is a risk of further flooding this evening:

"Cork City experienced quite a significant flood event last night from about 4am to 6am where significant numbers of roads across the city were either impossible or quite difficult to pass. There was no property damage done that we're aware of, it was road flooding mainly that occurred. The levels of the rivers have begun to recede at present, but they will rise again later today in response to further rain that is coming across the city. So we expect further river flooding this evening from about 7pm to maybe 10pm tonight."

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