Laois County Council wish to advise that due to the recent heavy rainfall the N80 is now closed as is many of the adjoining local roads including Ballyfin to Mountmellick Road, Irishtown, Wolfe Tone Street, Manor Lane are all impassible.
Currently 21 families in Mountmellick are being evacuated from their homes as a result of the flooding. Extreme caution to be taken in the Mountmellick area and vehicular traffic should avoid the town where possible.
Caution is advised in the Clonaslee area. Alternative routes to be taken if possible.
Roads crews, Civil Defence crews and Fire Service crews are in attendance. Members of the public are requested to observe road closure signs, drive appropriately and not attempt to drive through flooded areas.
Please be advised if you require the assistance of the emergency services dial 999.
Laois County Council has setup an Incident Response Room to deal with non-emergency calls. The contact number for the Incident Response Room is057-8664000.
Laois County Council would like to acknowledge and thank the public for their on-going co-operation.