Flooding causes disruption in Cork

Wednesday 17 October 2012 23.04
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Flooding in Cork city centre this evening
Flooding in Cork city centre this evening
Flooding on South Terrace in Cork city following high tide
Flooding on South Terrace in Cork city following high tide
Lavitt's Quay in Cork was impassable for a time
Lavitt's Quay in Cork was impassable for a time
Flooding has been a problem for many years in Cork
Flooding has been a problem for many years in Cork
Water covered the tracks at Waterford's Plunkett Station earlier in the day
Water covered the tracks at Waterford's Plunkett Station earlier in the day

Emergency services are continuing to monitor weather conditions in Cork city.

Several streets in the city centre were flooded tonight, with water entering a number of business premises.

Of the three high tides since Tuesday night, tonight’s caused the most flooding, with higher water levels extending even further through Cork city centre.

Water covered all of the South Mall, while nearby Oliver Plunkett Street also flooded.

Water entered a number of premises on both streets, although damage was minimal.

Met Éireann is warning of further showers overnight, the heaviest of these retreating to coastal counties.

AA Roadwatch is urging motorists to take care. It is reporting problems in parts of Midleton and Cobh in Cork.

In Wexford, O’Hanrahan Bridge in New Ross is closed in both directions due to flooding, while caution is also advised along the Quay in New Ross.

Keywords: flooding, weather

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