10am – Flooding and roads update

The country is being battered this morning by heavy rain and strong winds from Storm Desmond. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are being warned of flooding and strong winds across Kerry over the next 24 hours. Kerry County Council road crews are working across the county clearing trees and heavy branches that have fallen. There are reports of flooding in most parts of the county this morning following the issuing of a Status Red rainfall warning. Road Flooding 2 From the Farmer’s Bridge junction to the Rose Roundabout on the Tralee bypass there is water flowing across the road,  this has caused a car accident in the last few minutes. Drive with extreme care. The main Killarney Cork Road N22 is closed at Garish bridge, Glenflesk. Diversion signage is being placed at Lissivigeen diverting traffic via Rathmore to Cork as the Glenflesk road is impassable. There’s severe flash flooding on the R569 Kenmare and Kilgarvan road especially at Loo Bridge – motorists are asked to avoid the area. Molls Gap is flooded. Kerry County Council says there’s flooding on the N86 at Annagh and Kennedy’s road while in Tralee, the road near the rugby club at Ballyard is also flooded There’s a detour sign at Quill’s Cross to warn traffic from Castlemaine, that the road is flooded. There is a lot of surface water on the road from Tarbert to Limerick. Management at Killarney National Park are advising you to avoid the park today because of the severe weather conditions. Meanwhile Bus Eireann says  its Tralee/Cork Route 40 service has been affected by the road closure at Glenflesk. Services will operate via Rathmore.