Major national road in Laois 'impassable' due to flooding

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

Major national road in Laois 'impassable' due to flooding

Major national road in Laois 'impassable' due to flooding

A major road in Laois is impassable due to flooding on Wednesday, November 22 around noon. 

AA Roadwatch has reported that the N80 Stradbally/Portlaoise Rd is impassable due to flooding.

It is an extremely wet across the country, with a Status Yellow Rain Warning in place for Munster and Leinster until 9pm today.

Excess surface water and flooding have been reported in Portlaoise, Mountmellick, Portarlington and Mountrath.

Laois County Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending flooding all over the county with the help of staff from Laois County Council and Civil Defense. 

Flooding has forced the closure of Laois schools on health and safety grounds.

Leave plenty of extra time for your journey, slow down and remember that your stopping distance is longer in wet conditions.

The Clodiagh River in Clonaslee has burst through a damaged wall and is gushing onto the road near homes and the church. Watch footage of the damage here.