Gardai urge motorists to avoid unnecessary journeys

Marlton road, Wicklow

The Ow river in Aughrim this afternoon.

Gardai and emergency services are urging motorists to avoid unnecessary journeys as Storm Deidre sweeps across the county.

Floods have been reported in many parts of the county, with a number of rivers bursting their banks.

Emergency services have attended two accidents on the Southbound lane of the N11 at Glen of the Downs, where driving conditions have been described as difficult.

Flights and ferry sailings have also been cancelled.

The Status Orange Wind Alert will remain in place until 11pm this evening.

 

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