Bad weather causes serious road damage

Gardai in Caherciveen are advising motorists to avoid if possible the road between Castlecove and Sneem this morning. Part of the road about two miles outside Castlecove in the Sneem direction was washed away last night. A ten metre section of the road was lost as a result of the bad weather conditions, which overloaded the existing drainage system.Paul Neary an engineer with Kerry County Council says the road is passable. The area collapsed is cordoned off and there are traffic lights in operation. It is hoped the road will be repaired within the week. The section of road concerned is due to be upgraded early next year.