Heavy rainfall due in West Cork as yellow status warning issued

October 19th, 2017 12:50 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Just days after Ophelia caused havoc, a yellow warning has been issued. (Photo: Castletownshend on Monday: Anne Minihane)

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MET Éireann has issued two Status Yellow Weather Alerts that may impact on Cork.  

Heavy rain is expected with accumulations between 30mm and 50mm possible.  

A status yellow weather advisory for ireland has also issued.  an Atlantic Depression is expected to track eastwards over parts of Ireland on Saturday. South to southeasterly winds on Friday night will veer northwesterly on Saturday and are expected to reach yellow warning criteria, at this stage.

There is potential for mean wind speeds of 50 to 60km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km/h, especially in coastal counties. Due to additional fallen trees, debris and ongoing ESB works, Cork County Council can confirm that these regional roads are currently impassable:- R597 Glandore (in village – local diversions available) R605 Dunderrow Council crews are working on the R602 Bandon which is passable but delays may occur.

Works are continuing throughout local roads with numbers of closed roads reducing, however some require the ESB to initially deal with cables and may not reopen for a few days. Irish Water, in consultation with Cork County Council, have deployed tankers and static tanks to a number of locations throughout the county which continue to be affected by supply interruptions.  

The situation is changing continually as power is returning.  Full up to date details of tanker locations can be found on Customers without water should contact Irish Water on 1850278278 or consult their website for the most up to date information. Communication with some Council offices remains affected.  

Should members of the public have difficulty contacting any council office, please contact our incident line on 021 4800048.     Cork County Council would again ask road users to exercise caution.  Remaining debris, surface water due to current weather conditions together with overhanging tree limbs could pose a hazard.    

Cork County Council will continue to post further updates on Cork County Council's twitter page @CorkCoCo and website at Matters are being monitored and responded to on an ongoing basis and regular updates will follow.

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