Update on risk of coastal flooding in Dublin 7th/9th November 2010

Dublin City Council has been advised that the threat of severe weather for Sunday 7th November and Monday 8th November 2010 still exists. There is also a risk of flooding on Tuesday 9th November.

Householders, property owners,  motorists and pedestrians are warned that there is a risk of coastal flooding in Dublin in the next 36 hours.

Dublin City Council has put a flood contingency plan in place to address this risk. Sand bags have been issued to the householders/property owners identified as being in an area of risk of flooding.

The car parks on the sea front in Clontarf and Sandymount are closed on Sunday and Monday (7th and 8th November).The carparks mayalso  be  closed on Tuesday 9th November Motorists are advised not to park in these areas are there is a high risk from flooding due to wave action.

As part of the contingency plan the City Council will close the following  7 roads from the junction with Strand Road from 4.00 pm on Sunday 7th November. Due to the threat of flooding from the high tide on Tuesday 9th November the above roads will remain closed until mid afternoon on 9th November:              

   St. John’s Road East

   Gilford Road

   Gilford Avenue

   Lea Road

   New Grove Avenue

   Seafort Avenue

  Marine Road (at the junction of Beach Road)

It may be necesary to close the following roads at short notice:

Strand Road, Sandymount from Sean Moore Road to the Merrion Gates

Coast Road, Clontarf from Alfie Byrne Road to Watermill Road

 Please check with Met Eireann for updates on the weather forecast.

 Advice for householders and businesses on flood protection is availabe on www.flooding.ie (Office of Public Works)

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