THE Code Orange rainfall warning which was expected to last until 6pm, has been revised this morning by Met Eireann and will now end at 3pm today.
This may be some solace to the many people around the county who had been fearing a repeat of last winter’s floods. However, they say further heavy rain is expected for a time today, leading to some further flooding. Further totals of 30 to 40mm are likely, with the highest values expected in coastal and mountainous areas.
According to a Kerry County Council this morning, there is spot flooding and surface water on many routes this morning particularly on the Dingle and Iveragh Peninsulas which sustained the worst of the rain. Motorists in all areas should exercise extreme caution and proceed with care on all routes.
There are no reports of flooding in Tralee from the Council, apart from some spot flooding on the N86 Tralee-Dingle road.
The Inny Bridge on the N70 road between Caherciveen and Waterville is open to traffic on one lane only for the time being. This may change if rainfall continues and river levels rise again.
The R565 road from the N70 towards Portmagee near the village is now passable having been closed earlier.
The road out of Portmagee towards St Finian’s Bay remains closed following a land slippage and is likely to remain closed for some time.
Spot flooding remains an issue on many roads in the greater Caherciveen/Waterville area.
At Dromid, the Dromcair bridge is closed and there is a lot of flooding on the Waterville side of the Ballaghasheen Pass.
In west Kerry, there is some flooding in the Castlegregory area including at Tullig on the Stradbally road. Kerry County Council crews continue to monitor the situation on the ground. Emergencies can be reported to 066 7183588.