Wet conditions cause traffic issues across Cork this morning

Wet conditions cause traffic issues across Cork this morning

Breakdowns and wet conditions are causing issues at some of Cork's busiest junctions this morning

HEAVY downpours have caused some inconvenience for commuters and motorists across Cork this morning with a rainfaill warning issued by Met Éireann.

There are reports of spot flooding on the R612 in Carrigaline, while in Midleton, the Bailick Rd is currently impassable due to flooding.

A car has broken down on the N40 South Ring near the Mahon exit. 

A car has also broken down underneath the flyover on the Kinsale Road roundabout.

A rainfall warning is now in effect for Munster, Connacht, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan.

An earlier national alert has been amended with a warning for Leinster to come into effect from 11am this morning.

Met Éireann said persistent and occasionally heavy bands of rain will cross the country, with the warning extending from midnight last night through to Tuesday evening.

There is a risk of localised spot flooding with a heightened risk of flash flooding in mountainous regions where rainfall is expected to be highest.

The warning is valid until 7pm on Tuesday.

Met Éireann said unusually high tides combined with strong winds will create an elevated risk of coastal flooding.

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