Cork City Council warn of flooding risk in city centre

Cork City Council warn of flooding risk in city centre

There will be a period of high astronomical Spring tides this Monday October 19 and Tuesday October 20.

There will be a period of high astronomical Spring tides this Monday October 19 and Tuesday October 20.

Cork City Council have warned that there is a risk that some roads and parking areas along low-lying quays in the city centre may suffer localised flooding during high tides.

These areas include: Morrison’s Quay, Fr Matthew Quay, Trinity Bridge, Union Quay, Sharman Crawford Street, Wandesford Quay, Frenche’s Quay, Proby’s Quay, Crosses Green, Lavitt’s Quay, Kyrl’s Quay and potentially reaching South Terrace, Rutland Street, Sawmill Street and South Mall.

Traffic restrictions may be in place at these locations, during these times. 

High tide times of note are on Monday evening at 20:13 and on Tuesday morning at 08:35.

A spokesperson for City Hall said: "As forecast tidal conditions are variable at this time, Cork City Council is continuing to closely monitor the situation. Please stay alert for further updates, should forecast conditions change."

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