County Laois and in particular North County Laois has experienced an extreme heavy rainfall event over the last 6 hours.
This has resulted in flooding in many areas, in particular across the North of the County.
Our road maintenance crews have been mobilised since 6 a.m. along with 4 fire service crews to attend to these flooding issues. We have mobilised our Civil Defence personnel and other road crews are being diverted to the North Laois area to help deal with the situation.
There are many areas of surface water on our roads and driver’s are advised to drive with extreme caution.
Anyone requiring emergency services should dial 999.