04/02/2009

Dublin Roads Flooded

Drivers are being warned of treacherous road conditions in the capital and surrounding counties.

Several roads in Dublin and neighbouring counties are beset with heavy surface water after overnight rain led to the serious flooding.

AA Roadwatch said: "Roads are generally wet around the country, with ice and snow lingering in some parts. Conditions have improved since yesterday evening but that may change at any time.

"Allow extra time for your journey, reduce your speed, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front and use dipped headlights."

Further downpours of sleet, snow and heavy rain are expected later. In other areas, the Conyngham Road in Chapelizod is closed in both directions, while there is also flooding in Bray, Dun Laoghaire, Shankhill, the N11 and around the Phoenix Park.

Meanwhile, The Wicklow Gap, Sally Gap and Roundwood are all impassable following heavy snow and an AA Roadwatch spokesman has called for extreme care on all back roads and urged drivers to try and avoid traveling over high ground.

(DW/BMcC)

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