The weather warnings have finally expired.
But despite the relatively good forecast for the remainder of the week, many parts of Cork are still dealing with the lingering effects of flooding after Monday and Tuesday’s torrential rain.
Cork City Council has confirmed that many of the smaller rivers are beginning to recede and conditions at these locations look like they will improve throughout the day.
However some of the larger rivers, including the Lee, Shournagh and Bride will continue to experience very high river levels for a number of hours to come.
“The River Lee, in particular, will be very slow to recede, and may in fact take a number of days or longer to fully revert to a non-flood state.” a Council spokesperson explained.
“As such it is expected that flooding and road closures to the west of the city including the Cloghroe Road, Lee Road, Inniscarra Road and possibly the Carrigrohane Road will continue to remain closed today and into tomorrow.
⚠️Please take extra care on our roads today as heavy rainfall has lead to surface water & hazardous driving conditions ⠀
➡️Please respect Road Closures
➡️Avoid unnecessary journeys⠀
➡️Don’t drive into flooded areas⠀
— Cork City Council #StayHome #StaySafe (@corkcitycouncil) February 24, 2021
Flood levels will continue to be monitored, but in the meantime, Cork City Council has urged cyclists, walkers and motorists not to enter flooded areas and to take all necessary precautions when out and about.
There are a number of bus routes diverted in Cork this morning due to flooding-related road closures. Route 235 is operating via Cannon’s Cross and Leemount Cross until further notice.
“If you need to travel in Mallow, use Mallow New Rd for routes 51 and 243 as they can’t serve Mallow Town Park. For route 245 in Fermoy, go to McCurtain St instead of Wolfe Tone Park.” said an AA spokesperson.