Leitrim flood levels remain stable as Storm Jorge is set to arrive

Leitrim county council’s emergency management team have met this morning to deal with the flood water that still exist’s in both Carrick on Shannon and Leitrim Village.

Since the 19th of February, heavy rainfall, weather warnings and storms flooded many parts of the North West with another storm on the way, the third this month.

One place in particular that was badly flooded is Carrick on Shannon with a lot of the towns facilities that still remains under water as a result of the river Shannon bursting it’s banks.

This had caused delays on the Sligo to Connolly train line where the flood waters came very close to flooding the track between Carrick on Shannon and Longford.

In a Statement from Leitrim County Council they say that the “conditions have stayed relatively stable in the past 24 hours they will continue to engage will the communities in affected areas.”

Raised pedestrian walkways have been put in place in both Carrick on Shannon and Leitrim Village to maintain public access to the flooded areas.

Director of Planning and Infrastructure services with Leitrim County Council is Joseph Gilhooly: