KCC advise caution due to ongoing bad weather this evening

rain drops water street from PixabayKerry County Council is advising motorists to exercise extreme caution on roads around Kerry this this evening. The advise comes as a yellow alert rainfall warning remains in place for the county. 25 to 50 millimetres of rainfall is expected, with the heaviest falls in mountainous areas. Heavy rainfall has affected many parts of Kerry most particularly Listowel, Castleisland and east Kerry. There is spot flooding in many areas like Finuge, Scartaglin, Ballylongford, and Listowel. There are high tides expected between 7pm and 8pm this evening but our staff are on the ground monitoring the situation in conjunction with the Civil Defence – sandbags are being made available – especially in places where river levels are high but as of this point, there are no roads closed or no properties flooded. The heavy rainfall warning remains in place until 6am so Kerry County Council is advising people to be vigilant and to take care if you’re out and about. Council crews and Civil Defence will be monitoring the situation closely as the evening progresses and updates will be available on their Twitter feed, which is @countykerry Meanwhile there is surface water in many areas with reports of flooding on the N72 Mallow to Killarney  road around the Ballymaquirk area and just outside of Scartaglen village there are reports of flooding there also. Flooding is also being reported on the Tralee/Abbeydorney road near Abbeydorney village & the village itself. There is heavy flooding at Rae cross Kilflynn on the main Tralee/Listowel Road and on the Cordal to Castlisland Road. There is also severe flooding reported on the Ballybunion Road between Listowel and Lisselton.