Laois Flooding Update

Laois Flooding Update

Severe Weather Assessment Team update at 10.30am 24th February 2020 courtesy of Laois County Council

Laois County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team wishes to highlight the following.

Rainfall overnight has caused some localised flooding. 7 of 8 Laois Fire and Rescue crews currently attending localised flooding issues in a number of areas, including Rathdowney, Mountrath and Ballybrophy. LCC staff also tending to flooding issues in Mountmellick and Portlaoise.

River levels continue to rise on the Owenass, Pound and Blackwater rivers in the Mountmellick area.

Roads currently closed due to flooding issues:
– R423 at Derrycloney, Mountmellick
– Manor Road, Mountmellick
– Cloncannon, Ballyfin
– Old Leighlin Road, Graiguecullen

LCC staff dealing with some flooding issues on Dublin Road and at Fairgreen in Portlaoise. Flooding issues at Colliers Way, Kilminchy Portlaoise also being tended to.

Pairc an Phobail, Portlaoise will be closed today due to flooding; LCC staff will continue to monitor as the day progresses.

The River Barrow in Portarlington is rising slowly, LCC staff have deployed flood defences as a precaution on Spa Street and on the river walkways.

While all river levels will be monitored and the situation reviewed later today, please continue to deploy flood defences where available and/or replenish, strengthen flood defences deployed over recent weeks.