Mallow Hit By Surprise Flood

Gardaí in Mallow are warning motorists to avoid the town after Friday afternoons deluge.

The unseasonal rains have persisted throughout the week and led to sporadic flooding throughout the island.

A Gardaí spokesman said: "Due to considerable localised flooding, Gardai in Mallow are asking motorists to avoid Mallow town and use alternative routes if possible for the next several hours."

Diversions are in place locally and considerable delays can be expected.

Met Eireann have also issued a small craft warning amid the extreme conditions. The Met Office website said: "Southwest winds will reach force 6 [Friday] evening on coasts from Belfast Lough to Howth Head to Carnsore."

Updates will be provided as the situation develops.


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