Galway roads continue to be affected by flooding

By Ashyle Cota

Many already waterlogged areas in Galway are experiencing flooding after Galway and 14 other counties were overwhelmed with torrential downpour.

Roads affected include: the Polkeen road road headed to town from Carnmore Cross at Claregalway, Cregboy, the N65, the N84 Headford Road, and multiple stretches of the N59 between Oughterard and Galway city as well as between Moycullen and Spiddal.

Galway County Council have been monitoring nine Gort roads which are now closed. Areas affected include: Cloonearla, Carrowbaun, Newhall, Newton/Newline, Owenbrosty, Ballylee, Caherawoneen, Caherwoneen North, Caherpeak (Kilcogan) and Caherdaly.

Farmers faced particular problems as their livestock as well as land were affected. Farmland lying by the river in parts of Athlone and Carrick-on-Shannon are currently under water.

Nationally, measures have been put in place to protect the areas around the River Shannon.

Met Éireann also issued warnings for hazardous driving conditions for Sunday night in Galway, while some Galway roads were already flooded by then.

The R358 from Ahascragh to Ballinasloe was closed due to flooding at Derrymullen.

A 12-hour status yellow rainfall from Sunday night to 8am today which affected the rest of Connacht and the counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare and Tipperary.

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