Storm clean-up underway as flood waters recede

The clean-up operation is underway in parts of Kerry this morning following the flooding brought about by Storm Desmond. Rain drops Kenmare and Tralee were the among the areas worst affected by torrential rains over the weekend. Meanwhile, road conditions in many parts are returning to normal this morning but there are still a number of roads closed to traffic. Flood waters have subsided in many areas including at Ballymullen in Tralee and on the N86 Tralee-Dingle road at Annagh. Kerry County Council and gardaí are advising motorists to continue to exercise caution. A Status Yellow weather warning is in place for Kerry today, with winds reaching speeds of up to 65 km/h, gusting to 100 km/h, with winds due to be strongest in the southwest. Bus Eireann says its route 279 Tralee to Killorglin service is operating via Firies, but all other services are operating as normal. Ger O’Brien of Kerry County Council has this update: [audio_player src=””]