Local drivers urged to take care with snow and spot flooding reported

Drivers in the Northern Sound region are being urged to take care on the roads this morning after snow and heavy rains in some areas.

A status yellow rainfall warning was in place for Cavan and Monaghan until eight o’clock.

Met Éireann warned up to 25 millimetres of rain could fall or higher in upland areas, with sleet and snow possible in Connacht, Ulster and north Leinster.

Snow is reported in some parts of the region, with spot flooding also reported on some roads.

Flooding is reported in Mullagh on the Bailieborough-Kells road and on the N2 near Collon.

The main Monaghan to Derry A5 road is blocked near Ballygawley with six lorries stuck in snow.

Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather has the forecast for this morning:

High water levels are threatening homes and businesses along the Shannon and its tributaries.

The farm shop operated by Kevin Murray in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, has been flooded twice in recent years.

He says he’s nervous the River Suck may burst its banks again: