Iarnród Éireann’s Limerick to Ennis line is closed due to flooding for approximately SIX weeks.
A spokesperson writes:
The Limerick/Ennis line has flooded following a significant increase in water levels at Ballycar Lough due to the recent sustained heavy rainfall, and the slow draining nature of the karst landscape in the area. Should the recent rainfall patterns persist, this will extend significantly the duration of the closure of the rail line. Iarnród Éireann had raised the track level by 60 centimetres at Ballycar in 2003 to mitigate against the effects of flooding. However, the current flood levels are at least 50 centimetres over the rail head and rising.
Pic: Iarnród Éireann
— Tom McCarthy (@PressTMC) February 4, 2014
Two hours to high tide.
More as we get it.
Ross Herlihy writes:
Quick timelapse I shot of the flooding by Wandesford Quay in Cork tonight. Flooding gets going around the 25sec mark…
Cian O’Brien tweetz:
Cork City Hall under siege from flood water [1am]…
Somewhere in Cork city.
We stayed up for this?
Now you’re talking.
Via Paul B
Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.
Via Jonathan Healy Newstalk
Meanwhile, also in Cork this morning:
Via Irish Examiner
Two opportunistic Brazilian jungfellas turn a torrent of roadside floodwater into an impromptu and potentially hazardous waterslide.