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Motorists are urged to take extreme caution this morning on roads around Kerry, with several closed in South Kerry following very heavy rainfall overnight.

Met Eireann has issued a Code Orange weather warning for Kerry this morning, with further heavy rain of 30 to 40mm on the way.

Several roads in South Kerry are closed, and there’s spot flooding and surface water on many routes around the county.
A Code Orange weather warning has been put in place for Kerry this morning with 30 to 40mm of rain expected, leading to some further flooding; this warning is in place until 3 o’clock this afternoon.

There’s spot flooding and surface water on many routes particularly on the Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas, which sustained the worst of the rain.

The road between Portmagee and Ballinskelligs near Coomanaspig has been closed following a landslide; motorists should avoid the area.

The R565 road from the main N70 towards Portmagee village is closed due to flooding at Lative.

The Inny Bridge on the N70 Ring of Kerry road is closed, and is likely to remain closed for several hours; motorists should use alternative routes.

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

In West Kerry, there’s a lot of flooding in the Castlegregory area including at Tullig on the Stradbally road.

There’s also spot flooding on the N86 Tralee-Dingle road.

Kerry County Council crews continue to monitor the situation on the ground, and emergencies can be reported to 066 718 3588.


Flooding in Portmagee this morning. Picture from Radio Kerry’s Gary O’Sullivan.

Meanwhile Bus Éireann says Route 279A Waterville/Caherciveen/Killarney is not operating between Waterville and Caherciveen until further notice due to flooding at Inny Bridge.

All other services in the county are operating as normal.