The South Link Road was closed overnight due to severe flooding. Photo: @lingzero18

Roads reopen after flood chaos

Yesterday’s flooding in Cork has now subsided and most Cork streets are now open and safe to travel on.

Yesterday there was a status yellow rainfall warning but huge amounts of rain fell during the day leading to flooding in a number of areas in the city.

According to Flood Information Service Ireland, 40% of the monthly average rainfall fell in one day in Cork yesterday - 55.1mm at Cork Airport.

There was serious flooding in a number of areas including the South Link Road, Blackpool village and the N20, Turner’s Cross, Douglas, Togher, Sunday’s Well, South Terrace, Pope’s Quay and Monaghan Road.

Businesses in Blackpool, Douglas Street and Turner’s Cross were among those flooded.

Gardaí and Cork City Fire Brigade were called out to numerous incidents including fallen trees and flooded streets. However gardaí said they have no reports of any major incidents taking place as a result of the floodwater.

Most of Cork city's streets seem to have reopened this morning and are safe to travel on.

The South Link Road reopened to traffic this morning before 7am after it was closed overnight.

The flooding led to traffic chaos in a number of areas including the South Link Road, the Commons Road, Turner’s Cross and Monahan Road. There was flooding on Monahan Road, which is close to Páirc Uí Chaoimh where 2 county hurling finals were being played yesterday.

Met Éireann issued a status yellow wind warning for Cork which is in effect until midday today. Today is set to be sunny and clear all day in Cork with temperatures staying around 13-15C during the day.