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Kerry County Council is advising motorists to drive with care on the county’s roads as rain continues.


A Met Éireann weather warning for up to 40mm of rainfall remains in place until 3pm today. The following is the update in relation to road closures.

The Inny Bridge on the N70 between Caherciveen and Waterville has now fully re-opened to traffic. Council personnel are on site and the bridge may need to be closed again depending on rainfall volumes in the coming hours.

There has been a landslide on the R566 between Portmagee and Ballinskelligs at Coomanaspig and the road is fully closed to through traffic.

The R565 road from the main N70 towards Portmagee village at Lative is now passable.

At Dromid, the Dromcair bridge is closed and there is a lot of flooding on the Waterville side of the Ballaghasheen Pass.

In Glencar, there has been a landslide on Gortmaloon and the road is closed as is the L4018 road in Glencar between Quaybawn Cross and Cappamore Cross.

There is spot flooding and surface water on many routes on the Dingle Peninsula including in the Castlegregory and Stradbally areas.

The Council is advising motorists to continue to exercise extreme care on all roads, particularly on the Iveragh and Dingle Peninsulas.

Civil Defence personnel are on the ground in the greater Caherciveen area with volunteers and vehicles assisting with issues as they arise.

Emergencies can be reported to Kerry County Council on 066 7183588