Many roads remain impassable after Mountmellick floods says Laois council

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

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Flooding at at SuperValu.

Laois County Council wish to advise that due to the recent heavy rainfall a substantial number of regional and local roads remain impassable including the N80.

Laois County Council said road crews have been distributing sandbags throughout the day and erecting diversion/road closure signage as necessary.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution on all roads, to observe road closure signs, drive appropriately and not attempt to drive through flooded areas. The Roads Management response will continue again in the morning following first light. Laois County Council has also assisted families who have been affected by the flooding by providing refreshments, shelter and securing emergency accommodation.

The council said emergency crews will remain in attendance and the council will continue to monitor flood level in the county.

The council advise people to dial 999 if the assistance of the emergency services is required.

"Laois County Council would like to acknowledge the assistance provided by other local authorities which will allow rotation of emergency response crews and the provision of an emergency response capacity throughout the night," said the council.

A statement added that the Council would also like to thank the public for their on-going co-operation.