Clean-up operations are ongoing across the north west today as the impact of Storm Barra continues to be felt.
In Leitrim :
There were a number of trees down over night in North Leitrim
Leitrim County Council’s road maintenance crews have cleared trees at
N16 in Manorhamilton,
Barrs Road Rossinver
Eagles Rock road,
R289 Kilcoo, Dromahair
Crews are currently in the process clearing fallen tress at:
Agharroo Road Kinlough,
Calls are continuously being received to deal with fallen tress
There is flooding on the R280 at Gortinar, but the road is passable for now.
The following road has been closed due to flooding; L-2169 Cloonaquin
Water levels are rising in the Bonet River and we expect the R287 Sock Lane and R288 Stonepark to be flooded later.
There remains lot of surface water and debris on all roads across the county and we urge motorists and road user to proceed with extreme caution.
Vincent Dwyer is Director of Emergency Services with Leitrim County Council
Sligo County Council roads and fire crews were working through Tuesday night and Wednesday. Conditions remain hazardous and a number of roads remain closed or partially blocked. Motorists and other road users are asked to exercise care on all routes over the coming days as trees damaged by storm Barra could be vulnerable. People are also asked to stay away from coastal areas. Pedestrians in urban areas are asked to beware of falling slates
The following roads are closed to traffic:
– Second Sea road Sligo
– Gibraltar Road
– Long Stretch Aughamore
– L2701-0 Clooneen Dromore West
Crews currently dealing with fallen trees in a number of areas:
– Tourlestrane to Aclare road at Coolrevil
– Strandhill rd/Sea rd junction
– Dromore West side of Easkey village
– L52113 near Sooey
– Ransboro and Knocknarea
– Crozon Park, Sligo
– Storm damage to traffic lights at N15/Rosses Point junction Sligo
Water supply to areas served from Carrigans reservoir interrupted due to power outage
If you come across a fallen tree or other road debris, please do not try to remove it, contact Sligo County Council’s emergency numbers:
– Sligo County Area: 086 8569416
– Sligo Urban area: 087 2600111
Tom Brennan is a senior engineer with Sligo County Council:
In the Donegal Municipal District, a number of roads are blocked including the
R267 just past the Abbey Vocational School.
L-1835-5 at Garvagh, near Lough Eske
L-1835 – at Friary, Lough Eske
L-1965-1 – Shore road Lougheske on route to Harvey’s Point
L-6615-1 – Clarcam
Director of services with Donegal County Council Gary Martin says that although damage has been reported as a result of Storm Barra the damage was not as significant as first feared.