MOTORISTS HIT BY FLASH FLOODS
Flooding on the Clonmel Road in Mitchelstown this week left a number of motorists struggling to retrieve their cars as the water levels continued to rise.
After heavy rainfall on Tuesday the cars, which were parked on the Clonmel Road outside the Dairygold plant, were quickly waterlogged. Car owners were forced to wade through the rising water in an effort to get their vehicles out of the flood.
Residents and business owners in the area report that this was not the first time that flooding has occurred on the Clonmel Road.
“This has been happening on and off for the last 10 years or so,” one resident told The Avondhu. For one motorist this is not the first time he has had to deal with flooding on the Clonmel Road to retrieve his car.
“It happened again a few months ago and I had to wade through the water to get to my car.”
Locals are calling on Cork County Council to tackle the flooding black spot on the road before homes and businesses are flooded.
“This has been going on now for years every time there is heavy rain the road floods and every time the flood waters seem to be getting higher and higher. It’s only a matter of time before the waters floods homes and businesses; something needs to be done now to prevent this. Cork County Council has been told of the problem here over and over again and has done nothing,” one business owner told The Avondhu.
Local councillor Kevin O’Keeffe (FF) has raised the flooding problem with the council before, saying: “I believe that works carried out on the Clonmel Road were not good enough an I have raised the matter at council meetings, I will raise this matter again and I would call on the council to carry out whatever works need to be done to ensure this does not happen again.”
Friday 31st July 10:50am