Update to Response to severe flooding in the Dublin Region 9:15am 25/10/2011

The East Coast of Ireland was hit with an unprecedented and intense level of rainfall yesterday, lasting from early in the afternoon to late in the night. Dublin City Council linked closely with Met Eireann who confirmed that 80ml of rainfall fell during this time, equating to one months rainfall in half a day.

 All the Principal Response Agencies (PRAs) – Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, the Gardai and the HSE deployed staff to deal with the emergency throughout the night . The Civil Defence also assisted.  detailing the work being done by each one.

In terms of traffic mangement, the main commuter routes in the Region are passable but commuters are asked to exercise caution and not to drive into floods. The M. 50 has reopened in its entirety following a number of Slip closures last night. Wolfetone Quay Northbound is closed and traffic coming into the City from the West and commuters are advised to take alternative routes and divert using the M. 50, to avoid serious delays. All Dublin Bus routes are open with diversions in place and commuters are advised to consult the Dublin Bus Website and to listen to News Bulletins and Traffic updates. The Luas Red Line is also fully operational, the Green Line is operating to Balally only at this stage.

  • Wolfe Tone Quay is currently closed to traffic.
  • Harolds Cross Road is closed to motorists but open to Buses.
  • Parnell Road is closed and Drainage crews are on site to work on clearing the flood.
  •  The N.11 at the UCD interchange is closed but traffic can use the flyover at this point.
  • Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot is subject to localosed flooding.
  • The N. 81 at Jobstown is also virtually impassable.

The situation will be updated later this morning

For further information please contact: 01-2222222 (normal working hours) or 01-6796186 (After hours)

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