One inch rise in 24 hours sees Carrick-on-Shannon floodwaters spill over quay walls

Leitrim County Council has confimed that the level of the River Shannon has risen by over one inch in the last 24 hours.

Floodwaters have today overtopped the quay wall and the flood has advanced slightly into the car park.

The Council is continuing the pumping of floodwaters at strategic locations in both Leitrim Village and Carrick-on-Shannon and they have also confirmed that although there is flooding on some roads in Leitrim Village and Carrick-on-Shannon, all roads are passable with due care and attention.

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They say that ‘appropriate engineering measures’ are being put in place today in both areas to facilitate pedestrian access

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The Office of Public Works is being attacked for failing to take stronger action to prevent flooding.

Hundreds of acres are underwater and some homes and businesses have been damaged, especially in the west and midlands.

Liam Farrell’s businesses in Carrick-on-Shannon are in danger of being flooded.

He says state bodies have failed to take action after flooding in previous years: