Co Kerry hit by flash flooding

Sat, Aug 25, 2012, 01:00

Fire crews in Kerry worked overnight to help contain flash flooding which struck several parts of the county, causing thousands of euro of damage to roads.

Tralee was worst affected but the Killorglin and Inch areas on the Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas were also affected badly.

A spokesman for Kerry County Council said the rain had been “intense” from 8pm last night and several inches fell between that and 10pm.There was significant damage to road surfaces and the floods will cost thousands of euro in repairs to both national and minor roads.

“In Rockfield, Faha, Killarney, particularly around Flynn’s Forge the council were forced to close the road, with water damaging the road surface, needing repairs. Similarly, damage was caused to the N69 Tralee to Listowel road at Forge Cross, Tralee. There was also significant flooding at the Horan Centre in Tralee town and in the Clash road from the ITT to the Racecourse,” the spokesman said.

In Killorglin earlier in the evening there was flooding on the N70 on the Gkenbeigh side of the town, on the Board of Works road in Glencuttane and on the Inch to Castlemaine road.