March 5, 2021
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WEATHER WARNING: High winds and flooding causing issues on Kilkenny’s roads as Met Éireann issue weather warning

Kilkenny motorists are being urged to drive with care after heavy rains have caused flooding, while the national weather forecaster has another weather warning for Kilkenny and the South East.

Transport for Ireland has issued a high wind warning for Kilkenny’s roads, while the AA is urging motorist to be cautious due to flooding on the raods.

Met Éireann has also issued a Yellow Wind Warning for the region with winds of up to 100kph expected to batter Kilkenny and the South East for most of the weekend.

The national forecaster said: “Southerly winds are expected to reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of up to 100km/h on Saturday afternoon.”

The warning comes into effect at 12pm, Saturday and will remain in place until 5pm that evening.

Even before the weather warning comes into effect, there are reports of spot flooding on roads around the county.

Transport for Ireland have issued are warning advising motorists about high winds creating dangerous driving conditions on the N10 between Thomastown and Kilkenny City.

AA Roadwatch has also issued a warning to motorist saying: “Take caution on essential journeys and watch out for wind-blown debris and spot flooding.

“Give extra space to other road users and never drive through standing water unless you’re certain it’s not too deep for your vehicle,” the AA concluded.

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