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Significant flooding is affecting roads throughout Kerry following last nights heavy rainfall.

An orange weather warning for Kerry remains in place until 11am.

Ger O Brien from Kerry County Council gave this update on the weather and Road closures this morning.

Roads Update

N22 Killarney Cork Road is now passable but down to single lane
N71 Killarney Molls Gap Road Closed
N72 Between Ballydowney and Fossa now open
N72 from Beaufort Bridge to Ballymallis closed-Diversions in place from Killorglin via Beaufort and Milltown
In Killarney Town the Ballycasheen road at the Train Bridge is closed
Road from Beaufort Bar to Joys cross closed
Glenflesk to Barradubh Road closed
Faha to Flynns Forge Closed
R569 Kilgarvan Kenmare Road now open

While the worst of the rain seems to have passed flooding and excessive surface water remains a problem across the County.

Driving conditions may be poor and motorists and other road users are urged to exercise extreme caution.

We would remind the public that the severe weather warnings remain in place until later today. In addition Met Eireann are predicting a further brief period of extremely severe winds this morning. This additional warning applies across the County. During this short period the public are advised to avoid all coastal areas, exposed and upland areas and waterways. In addition where possible all unnecessary journeys should be avoided.

Weather Warning : Code Level Orange

Southerly winds veering westerly, will increase for a time this morning to mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/h with gusts of 100 to 120 km/h.

Valid from 06:00 Wednesday 30-December-2015 until 11:00

Kerry County Council has reassessed the operation of transfer stations in the last hour.
Killarney, Milltown and Dingle stations will open as normal today.

Caherciveen remains closed due to high winds but the situation will be assessed throughout the day.

Kenmare will remain closed as the access road to the facility is closed.

KCC wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This mornings Kerry to Dublin flight from Farranfore was cancelled, however the airport says there are no other cancellations at the moment. It is advising intending passengers to keep an eye on the Kerry Airports website or contact it at 066 9764644.

Shannon Ferries say their services are operating to schedule at the moment.

All Bus Eireann services are operating as normal this morning also.