Major clean-up operation after
severe thunder storms and flooding
A clean-up operation is
underway across Inishowen this morning following one
of the worst thunder storms and flooding to hit the
peninsula in years.
People are counting the cost of the damage to homes,
infrastructure and businesses along the border with
Derry city also affected.
Among the worst hit areas are Muff, Quigley's Point
and Redcastle with many roads closed due to
collapsed bridges and flood waters.
Many homes lost electricity while others suffered
cuts in their landline and internet services.
Donegal County Council
staff are assessing the damage throughout the area
as a major clean-up continues. The council issued
the following message in relation to road closures
affecting travel today:
The following roads are closed; Gleneely, Glentogher,
Rashinney, Cloontagh, North Pole, Quigley's Pt to
Carn Mountain Road R244 – Closed until further
Drumfries to Clonmany - Closed due to bridge failure
Aghilly Road – Closed due to bridge failure
Grainne's Gap – Closed until further notice
Bray Road, Newtown area, closed due to bridge
Slab Road - Closed until further notice due to
Cockhill Bridge closed – diversions in place via
Westbrook, Slavery and Clonbeg
"Please avoid unnecessary travel and take care if
travelling," said a spokesperson.