THE Square in Kenmare remains only partly accessible this Thursday morning following serious flooding overnight and motorists are asked to avoid area, if possible.
Two units from Kenmare Fire Station and two units from Killarney Fire Station have been on site since about 5.00am and, working with Kerry County Council staff, they have been pumping and clearing water from the street and a number of impacted properties, some of which have suffered flood damage.
Flooding at a number of other locations, including Scarteen Park and Cill Mhuire, has been cleared.
The N70 road near St Michael’s National School National School in Sneem, on the outskirts of the village on the road to Caherdaniel, is closed to traffic because of flooding and motorists are asked to use alternative routes.
There is some debris on the road near Blackwater Bridge which is being cleared by council personnel.
The road at the Inny Bridge between Caherciveen and Waterville is currently impassable at present. Council staff and Gardaí are on site and motorists should use alternative routes.
Traffic is down to one line at Foilmore National School on the N70 due to surface water and council staff are working to clear this route.
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