6:30pm latest on all road floodings and closures

FloodingSignificant flooding is being reported around the county as the red weather warning remains active for Kerry until 3am tomorrow morning. Kerry County Council staff, Gardai, the HSE and Civil Defence crews are attempting to curtail damage. There are now several road closures in place in the Tralee area, on the main Killarney Cork road at Glenflesk and Molls Gap remains closed. Knocknaboul Bridge near Ballydesmond collapased earlier this afternoon, and the River Flesk has now burst its banks. Ger O Brien from Kerry County Council is advising that further rain is forecast and extreme caution is urged on all roads as darkness sets in. There are also reports that the Knocknaboul Bridge has collapsed, the bridge is on a local road near Ballydesmond. Alternative access is available. Meanwhile all flights in and out of Kerry Airport are operating on schedule at the moment. The following is the latest on Kerry roads. The Killarney – Cork Road is closed at Glenflesk, due to flooding and a fallen tree there are traffic diversions in place via Lissyvigeen – Rathmore and Macroom The R569 Kilgarvan Road is closed to traffic and Molls Gap Road closed. With the Severe Flooding in the Killerisk, Ballymullen and Caherwisheen areas of Tralee Town. A number of Road Closures have been put in place. Traffic diversions have also been put in place. The Castlemaine Road Tralee is closed and there is no access to Cuil Dideen Nursing home but there is no risk to the Nursing home. Emergency measures have been put in place between the HSE/ Ambulance Service and Civil Defence should there be a need for emergency access. HSE has confirmed that there is no risk to the safety of the residents – sufficient provisions and staffing for the duration of the alert There is a Risk of flooding to individual properties reported and Council crews or Civil Defence responding There is Flooding on the north bound carriageway of the Tralee ByPass from the Killarney Road interchange to the Casrleisland Road Interchange, motorists advised to avoid and the road may need to be closed shortly. The Road is flooded at Ballymullen, Tralee, it is passable but motorists asked to avoid. There is Localized flooding reported on the N86 (Tralee to Dingle Road) at Annagh; Ballyard Road at Rugby Club and the N69 (Tarbert to Limerick Road at the county bounds but no identified significant risk of injury or damage to persons or properties) On the R555 Duagh Abbeyfeale Road there is flooding near the Kerry Bridge at Abbeyfeale. It is passable at the moment. Manor Village in Tralee has also been affected by flooding. In Dingle there is Surface water flooding particularly around Clahane and Annascaul. In Cahersiveen there is Surface water flooding on the road and in Killorglin there are reports of fallen trees on some roads and Surface water flooding again drivers are advised to exercise caution. The Flesk river has burst its banks at Ballycasheen Killarney. The Ballycasheen road is closed from N22 to the junction with Rookery road and finally the Mill Road in Killarney on the White bridge side by the river is impassable due to flooding. Do not use as a through road. Council staff are monitoring the situation on the ground and have response teams in place. Kerry County Council wish to advise the general public and road users to take the following precautions:- Property owners, particularly in areas prone to flooding should take appropriate measures to minimize the risk of flooding to their properties The public is advised to stay clear of rivers and streams which may be in flood Cycling is not recommended under these conditions and pedestrians should be extra vigilant Property Owners should ensure that bins and loose objects such as hoardings and signage are secured or removed. Motorists should exercise extreme caution on our roads, particularly where roads may be flooded and to heed warning signs. Avoid any unnecessary journeys. Please check on elderly neighbours and vulnerable members in the community Regular updates will be provided through the local media, on the Council website and on twitter.