Kerry County Council advising caution on roads today

Kerry County Council is advising motorists to take care on roads across the county following a Status Orange wind warning that was in place until noon today. Waves batter the lighthouse at the entrance to Dingle Harbour. Photo by Marian O'Flaherty There are also very high waves in coastal areas and spot flooding in places. The main message from the council at present is that there is a lot of debris and fallen branches on many routes but main routes are all passable. The following issues have been reported to the council: There are fallen trees and branches on Kenmare to Kilgarvan road, Kenmare to Sneem road and Kenmare to Lauragh. There is spot flooding at Kilflynn on the N69, local roads in Camp, and the Ardfert to Ballyheigue road. Diversions are in place on the N71 at Bell Height Kenmare which is impassable at present. The N22 at Brennan’s Glen and the Countess Road in Killarney are now fully passable following earlier partial closures. Council crews are dealing with all of these instances at present.