Many parts of County Donegal and Northern Ireland have been hit by flash flooding following a surge of heavy rain across the north of the country.
AA Roadwatch has reported that a number of roads in north Donegal, which have been deemed unpassable, are closed due to bridges collapsing and land slides forming.
A horrifying video, filmed by Sinéad Quigley, has gone viral on Irish Twitter, showing the extent of the damage.
Wow! Landslide at Near Muff in County Donegal. Video by Sinead Quigley. pic.twitter.com/WpFwZkT2xm
— Barra Best (@barrabest) August 22, 2017
The following roads are closed due to the natural disaster:
- The Muff to Quigley’s Point road (R238)
- The Carndonagh to Quigley’s Point road (R241)
- Mountain road between Buncrana and Carndonagh (R244)
- Grainne’s Gap
- Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana
Regarding travelling through the affected areas, AA Roadwatch advises against it:
”Following yesterday’s weather warnings, some routes in the north and northwest are still affected by excess surface water and flooding.
Don’t drive through water unless you’re sure it’s not too deep for your vehicle. If you have to drive through standing water, do so slowly and in the centre of the road as it tends to be the highest point. Use a low gear to keep your revs high and don’t take your foot off the accelerator as otherwise water can get into your exhaust.”