Flash floods are expected today as Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning for Cavan and Monaghan, and some school bus services have been impacted by closed roads.
Met Éireann says that the warning will take effect from noon today until 11pm. The weather service explain:
"A band of rain will cross the country during Wednesday afternoon and evening. Rainfall totals of 15–25mm are expected."
The flooding prompted Bus Éireann to advise parents that the following school bus routes will be impacted:
Cavan – service to Cootehill post primary and Dernakesh primary schools from Canningstown Road/Sharpes Corner are not expected to operate. Service to St Bricin’s post primary in Belturbert from the Belturbert-Killeshandra Road may not be able to operate. All other services expected to operate as normal, some with minor diversions.
Monaghan – services to Ballybay, Rockcorry and Latton from the Cootehill Road are not expected to operate. Service to Central national school (Castleblayney Central School), Oram national school and Castleblayney post primary schools from the Keady Road will be disrupted and may not be able to operate. All other services expected to operate as normal, some with minor diversions.
BALLYJAMESDUFF MUNICIPAL DISTRICT:
The following roads are closed due to flooding.
L6561/L65612-0 From N55 to Cloncovet
L6602/L6609 From Bruskey to Aghaloora
L2503 Leggaginny – Ballinagh/Arva Road
L55686 Derries Upper
L2512-0 Middletown cross to Arva
L6611/L6613 Shankill (Ballymachugh)
L6595 From Mullaghboy to Shannow
CAVAN-BELTURBET MUNICIPAL DISTRICT:
R201 Belturbet to Milltown at Deralk
L1535 Old N3 at Bun
L6624 Tullacmongan (behind Aldi)
L55683 Derries Lower
BAILIEBOROUGH-COOTEHILL MUNICIPAL DISTRICT:
L6024 L6024 - Road opposite Clarkes Quarry, Drung to Ballyhaise -Corgave Still flooded and impassable
L2010 Ballyhaise to Castletara - Still Flooded
R191 Cootehill to Bailieborough Road flooded at Sharpes Corner - Still impassable
L2029 Cootehill to Mountain Lodge flooded at Scarvy Bridge
L5552 Ballyhaise at Oakwood - Flooded and impassable
Routes Now Clear (Subject to Further Flooding)
N3 at After Lavey Inn (Dublin side)
R188 Stradone village to Lavey Inn
L3006 Lisgrey to Killinkere
L1518 Cloverhill to Ballyhaise
L5545 Aughtreagh to monaghan border
L1516 Clonandra Cottages to N54/border
R165 Bailieboro to Cavan at Wood gate
L7608 Roe oils to Blewach Cross Shercock
L6008 - Coppenagh, Lisnageer
L15185 Ballyhaise to Redhills not far from junction R212 (Ballyhaise-Scothouse)
L2008 Ballinallen Bridge Drung to Bunnoe
R188 Cootehill to Cavan at "Fall of Water"