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Live updates as Cork braces for possible floods during Status Yellow warning

Cork has seen a staggering amount of rainfall over the last seven days with many homes and businesses still recovering from Storm Babet and the floods that followed.

Unfortunately, the Rebel County is yet again under a Status Yellow weather warning, with both Met Éireann and Cork County Council advising of possible further flooding.

Conditions look to be at their worst in East Cork, with a Status Orange warning in place for Waterford and a number of other counties which could spill over into Cork as the day goes on.

The warnings have been backed by Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather who says the latest charts show East Cork as one of the areas that will be bearing the brunt of today’s rainfall.

A number of road closures are expected today with Cork County Council crews on standby to respond to any emergency incidents.

Stay with us today as we keep you updated on all the latest news, weather and travel updates throughout the Rebel County in our live blog below.

Roads flooding rapidly

Roads in some areas of Cork are seeing a serious build-up of water over the course of less than an hour as debris blocks drains.

Blackpool flooding

A photo sent in by one of our readers shows the flooding that took place in Blackpool late last night and with close to ten hours of rainfall since then, conditions are expected to worsen as the day goes on.

Flooding in Blackpool overnight

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Property owners advised to take ‘all necessary precautions’

Cork County Council has called for property owners to take all necessary precautions today as localised flooding is set to occur in some areas.

Many residents and business owners in East Cork say they were caught off guard by the floods last week and were left without adequate time to prepare when the extent of the floods became evident.

The council has promised to keep all those in affected areas updated and emergency crews will be on standby to respond to any incidents.

Half an hour Westward on the South Ring now

Peak rush hour now and while there are no major alerts for Cork City roads – it’s very, very slow out there with spot flooding on a number of main roads and delays of around 25 minutes to a half an hour travelling Westward on the South Ring Road .

The latest from the Tii traffic map is basically multiple delay warnings – but thankfully – no major incidents and let’s hope it stays that way as Leeside and Munster sees torrential rain continue.

Latest from Tii traffic map at 8.35am

In other news this morning:

The usual suspects expected to flood today

While those used to driving around Cork during periods of heavy rain will know which roads make up the usual suspects for flooding, here’s a handy list for those not in the know:

  • South Link
  • Old Station Road
  • Blarney Road
  • Sunday’s Well
  • South Douglas Road
  • Douglas Road
  • Well Road
  • Lower Glanmire Road
  • Wallingstown Road
  • North Ring
  • Banduff
  • Colmcille Ave
  • Parts of: Douglas, Blackpool, Mayfield, Hollyhill, the city centre quays

Backing up now on the South Ring westwards

It’s down to a crawl now on the South Ring heading westwards from the Dunkettle towards Douglas.

If you are heading in that direction expect delays – Tii is saying it’s 25 minutes now from the Glanmire exit on the M8 through the JLT to Kinsale R/A.

Flooding now on Commons Road

Take care on the Commons Rd by the entrance to North Point Biz park in particular – deep standing water and cars throwing up big splashes.

Flooding also on Model Farm Road – traffic down to a crawl in spots – watch out for sudden slowing of traffic as motorists negotiate spot flooding.

Council urges ‘extreme caution’ on roads

Cork City Council has warned motorists to take extreme caution this morning as torrential rain, low visibility and the risk of standing water or spot flooding makes for very difficult conditions.

We will have alerts on blocked or problematic roads as we get it but the main message is to take care as it’s very bad out there.

Reports of flooding on the South Ring

Traffic has slowed substantially on the South Ring Road, with reports of spot flooding, particularly on the westbound side.

Rebels doing their bit

As torrents of rain battered Cork last night, Rebels have been doing their bit to get their communities ready for the worst.

One Leesider has shown a simple way that ordinary people can help prevent floods in their area, simply by clearing out blocked drains.

Carlow Weather update

Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather has confirmed that East Cork will be among the worst affected areas during today’s downpours.

No delays reported for Cork

Traffic appears to be moving well this morning despite the dismal conditions, with TII Traffic confirming no delays on roads leading into Cork.

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