Risk of flooding in Skibbereen, Bantry and Clonakilty tonight and tomorrow

March 2nd, 2018 12:34 PM

By Southern Star Team

Snow and high tide in Bantry. Image: Robbie O'Donovan

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CORK County Council is warning that there is a significant risk of flooding in the low lying areas of Skibbereen, Bantry and Clonakilty this evening at around 6pm and again tomorrow morning at around 6am.

High tide passed this morning without incident. However, due to forecasted weather conditions and a possible early thaw combined with high tides there is a risk of flooding in these West Cork towns.

A status Red snow ice weather warning remains in place across Munster with heavy snowfalls overnight continuing in places. Cork County Council’s 24 hour emergency line on 021-4800048 remains in operation. However, due to severe weather conditions resulting in a large volume of calls it may take some time to get through to an operator

Cork County Council would ask callers to remain on the line or try again to have their call answered.

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