Risk of flooding in Cork city today,  Storm Brendan leaves hundreds of homes without power

Risk of flooding in Cork city today,  Storm Brendan leaves hundreds of homes without power
Pedestrians pictured in Cork city centre during Storm Brendan.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

THERE is a risk of flooding in quay areas around the city this morning.

High tide is at 8.01am in the city centre and Cork City Council has issued an advisory that there could be flooding in places despite all inland weather warnings being lifted by Met Eireann. 

The city will remain on high alert today after Storm Brendan brought localised flooding, some slight structural damage to some buildings and transport delays and diversions on Monday.

Cork City Council has warned of the risk of further flooding during high tides this morning and later today.

A statement from City Hall said: "Cork City Council wish to advise that there will be a period of high astronomical Spring tides this Tuesday.

"There is a risk that some roads & parking areas along low lying quays in the city centre may suffer localised flooding during high tides; i.e. South Terrace, Morrison’s Quay, Fr Matthew Quay, Trinity Bridge, Union Quay, Sharman Crawford Street, Wandesford Quay, Frenche’s Quay, Crosses Green, Lavitt’s Quay, Kyrl’s Quay."

AA Roadwatch is advising drivers to be extra vigilant this morning..

"Roads are wet in some parts of the west this morning - in affected areas, slow down and allow extra space behind the vehicle in front."

Met Eireann is predicting rain from 8am until 2pm today after which conditions should settle but there will be a risk of sleet and snow on higher ground. Wednesday is predicted to bring sunny spells and light showers.

Hundreds of homes across the county are still without power this morning. There are faults in Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Riverstick, Kilbrittain, and Kanturk.

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