Level of River Shannon rises by an inch overnight south of Athlone and drops in Leitrim

The level of the River Shannon in Athlone has risen by over an inch overnight according to figures released by Roscommon County Council.

The local authority has issued an update on the flooding situation countywide this afternoon, and says the Shannon, South of Athlone, has risen 34mm overnight and 19mm at Hodson Bay.

In Cortober, Carrick On Shannon, the water level has fallen 7mm overnight.   Regarding the river Suck, Rookwood, Athleague has fallen by over four inches.

64 roads across the county remain on flood alert  and motorists are reminded to be vigilant on all roads particularly on roads that are passable but may be subject to partial flooding.

In Leitrim, the local authority says conditions over the past 24 hours have remained relatively stable with a very slight decrease in water levels being noted.

Construction of the raised pedestrian walkway on the Keadue Rd. in Leitrim village has been completed this morning and is now open.

They are also reminding the public that the status orange wind warning currently in effect for Leitrim remains in place until 3am on Sat 1st March, with gusts of 110-130 kmph expected and a status yellow rainfall warning is currently in effect for County Leitrim until midnight tonight.