16:00 Latest update on road closures and flooding in Kerry

FloodingMet Eireann has lifted five weather warnings as Storm Desmond moves eastwards across the Irish Sea however many parts of the country remain severely flooded. The storm wreaked havoc dumping in the region of 100 millimetres of rain along the south, west and northwest of the country. As a result many roads are affected and a clean-up operation involving the Gardai and Defence Forces is underway. Some roads across the county are still closed as a result of the flooding. However the main Killarney Cork road has re-opened. The Defence Forces and Gardai were called out to assist people caught by the floodwaters. Ger O’Brien from the Kerry County Council has the below update. The Castlemaine Road is still closed and is likely to remain closed for the day. In the Killarney Area the Molls Gap Road is still closed. In Killarney Town -Ross Road, Mill Road at White bridge, and Ballycasheen at Bowlers Garage are still closed. The road from Glenflesk to Baradubh remains closed due to flooding. The N22 Cork Road and R569  road to Kilgarvan are now open. Knocknaboul Bridge will remain closed with Diversions in place The Foiladown road at Clonkeen killarney is also still closed due to flooding. The road at Ballymullen Tralee is now open to Traffic and the Tralee Bypass is now fully open. There is some surface water on the left carriageway so drivers should drive with caution. The water level in lough Léin killarney is continuing to rise due to the large volume of water entering the lake from the Flesk river. People are advised to avoid Ross Road as flooding is continuing there. All Drivers asked to exercise caution when travelling on the roads today as there will still be patches of flooding and grit and debris remaining on the roads. Elsewhere so far today Irish Ferries has cancelled two services but the Tarbert Ferry is running as normal. While Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Kerry Airports are expected to be fully operational. Bus Eireann’s service is also running as normal.