Over 100 reports of fallen trees across the county.
Things are certainly an awful lot brighter and drier today, and even Met Éireann’s status yellow weather warning for Cork has surprisingly elapsed.
Nevertheless, Cork roads are not back to their best just yet, with the effects of yesterday’s storm — including floodwater, fallen debris and perhaps the odd trampoline — still creating sub-optimal conditions for drivers.
In a statement issued this morning, Cork County Council confirmed that a clean-up effort would get underway quickly.
The statement read: “Cork County Council is aware of a significant number of locations with fallen trees and debris together with localised spot flooding across Cork County as a result of #StormBarra.
“Council crews will commence clean up arrangements as soon as it is safe to do so this morning and this operation will continue for the day and for the coming days.
“Motorists are advised to drive with caution during heavy rain, not to drive through flood waters and be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians. All road users need to exercise extreme caution over the coming days, as roadside boundaries and vegetation could have become dislodged and loose during the storm and may cause a hazard for road users.”
On Twitter, the council confirmed: “We have over 100 reports of trees down or roads blocked/partially blocked by fallen trees, branches or debris right across the county. There have also been reports of walls knocked and some property, roads, public light and footpath damage.” It further confirmed that the clean-up effort has begun.
The worst effects of #StormBarra are thankfully are now behind us in Cork County and we have moved in to a clean up operation.
We have over 100 reports of trees down or roads blocked/partially blocked by fallen trees, branches or debris right across the county. pic.twitter.com/l1DPBS8pI2
— Cork County Council (@Corkcoco) December 8, 2021
Information as to road closures can be found here.