Drivers have been warned to be extra careful on the roads today.
Flooding has worsened and Inchigaggin Lane is now closed, while the Lee Fields on the Straight Road is completely underwater.
“Driving conditions are poor so please continue to drive with care.” Cork City Council said in a tweet.
“Some of the current road restrictions across the city may continue until tomorrow, Saturday.”
⚠️Motorists and cyclists please be aware of spot flooding across the city this morn.⚠️
— Cork City Council #StayHome #StaySafe (@corkcitycouncil) February 19, 2021
In Tower, the Cloghroe Road is also closed due to flooding and diversions in place at Healy’s Bridge and Muskerry Golf Club, with more potential flooding west of the church.
Motorists are being asked to avoid the area for now.
Cork Safety Alerts has received reports of a displaced manhole cover in the Togher/Lehenaghmore area, on the lefthand side of the road approaching Lehenaghmore Hill from Centra, near the City Bounds bar.
Outbreaks of rain will continue through Saturday morning and afternoon, heavy at times with the continued risk of some spot flooding.
According to Met Éireann: “A clearance to scattered showers will develop from the west later in the day. Mild with highs of 9 to 11 degrees, in fresh to strong southerly winds, reaching near gale force on southern coasts during the morning, veering southwesterly and easing later.”