CORK Fire Brigade rescued a motorist trapped by rising flood waters today, as various roads in the county have been closed.
The incident occurred near Cloghroe, northwest of Cork, as units from Ballincollig and Anglesea Street attended the scene.
Posting an image of the dramatic rescue on social media, Cork Fire Brigade said in a statement: “Units from Ballincollig and Anglesea Street have rescued a person from floodwaters near Cloghroe.”
No injuries were reported.
Cork Fire Brigade also wrote that they have been busy around the city and county today, as a result of a number of flooding incidents.
They warned any travelers to exercise caution.
The fire brigade said: “Crews are busy around the city and county today dealing with numerous flooding incidents.
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“Please use caution in your travels today.”
Meanwhile, AA Roadwatch in a statement said: “There are very wet conditions in many parts of the country this evening, with flooding to contend with in the south and west.”
“There’s a risk of localised spot flooding, so reduce your speed and remember to only drive through standing water if you’re sure it’s not too deep for your vehicle.”
In regards road closures in Cork, they said: “There’s flooding on a number of roads in Mallow, with four closures in place.
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“The N72 is now closed at the Spa Rd, Mallow Park Rd along with two roads on the other side of town: the Dromahane Rd (R620) and the regional road at Longfield’s Bridge (R621), linking Newberry Ind Est and the N72.
“Gardaí have reported heavy flooding on the Clonakilty/EnniskeaneRd (R588) at Ballineen. Take extreme care at this location.”
Flooding is also affecting a number of routes in Sligo Town, including Scotsman’s Walk, which is closed.