Donegal County Council has estimated that the total repair cost for road infrastructure in Donegal following the recent floods is €15.3m - with €13.45m of it relating to the Inishowen peninsula.

Over 115 bridges were damaged in the course of the flooding, and the Council has said that up to a quarter of them may have to be replaced.

The cost of other infrastructural damage including houses and community facilities is still being collated, as are the costs of the clean-up in the wake of the floods.

Fifty-nine families have now registered with Donegal County Council as being displaced, with solutions having been found for 31 families.

The Council has said that in many of these cases, this is an interim solution until such a time that they are in a position to move back to their home.

Some have already moved to their new accommodation, and in other cases arrangements are being finalised or the Council is awaiting response to offers made.

A number of cases do not require action at this time and the Council continues to work with all displaced households on a case by case basis to addressing their housing needs.

To date, in excess of 600 issues have been identified on the 1,500km road network in Inishowen, and road users are being asked to continue to exercise extreme care when using these roads. 

Donegal County Council's Road Service is continuing to work to have the priority regional routes in Inishowen open as soon as possible and below is an update on the status of these roads:

R240 at Riverside between Quigleys Point and Carndonagh is now open to single lane traffic. There is a 20 tonne weight restriction on this road and for this reason it is not suitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs).

R238 at Three Trees between Muff and Quigleys Point is now open to two way traffic.

R244 at Craignahorna on the Mountain Road between Buncrana and Carndonagh remains closed. Work is continuing on repairing this road and a bespoke box culvert has been procured, ordered and is now being manufactured. It is expected that this road will be reopened in 4 weeks.

The L-1781-6 Grainne's Gap is now open with a small diversion at Thompsontown bridge. This bridge is due to open on Friday 15 September.

Local diversions for these regional roads are not suitable for Heavy Goods Vehicles and the Council is asking that HGVs use the following alternative routes:

Buncrana to Ballyliffin to Clonmany to Carndonagh route or Muff to Quigleys Point to Moville to Carndonagh route.

A number of rural roads across the peninsula have been closed due to damage caused during the floods and below is an update on the current status of these roads:

L-1891-2 - Eskaheen Road to chapel - remains closed.

L-1381-2 - Meendacalliagh/Evishbreedy: Illies to Glentoghter - now open.

L-53912 - Annagh - remains closed

L-7451-1 - Drumskillen Road - remains closed

L-7631-3 - Glenbridge Road - remains closed

L-7641-1 - Gortcormacan - remains closed and due to open on Friday 29th September.

L-7681-1 - Lowertown Road/Gortcormacan - remains closed.

L-7761-2 - Knowhead Road/Calfwarn - remains closed