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Flash Floods Cause Several Bridges To Collapse In North West Of Ireland

By Sarah

August 23, 2017 at 7:49am

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A number of bridges have collapsed in Donegal after flash floods were caused by heavy rain yesterday.

The Irish Times reports that bridges along the R238 from Muff to Quigley's Point have fallen, as well as bridges on the R244 and R238 between Clonmany and North Pole Road.

AA Roadwatch has advised drivers to avoid these roads if at all possible and to take care when driving in the current conditions.

Storms on Tuesday also caused a mudslide in the Grainne’s Gap area of Donegal and the road is now impassable, with flooding also closing roads in parts of Sligo and Cavan.

Hundreds of people in Derry were left stranded yesterday after the majority of the roads in and out of the city were impassable, with people forced to spend the night in hotel lobbies.

People are reporting of their homes being completely flooded, and emergency services attended the scene.

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