Laois County Council wish to advise residents in the Portarlington area that levels in the River Barrow are high as a result of the recent heavy rainfall and are expected to rise further over the next six hours. Residents in areas vulnerable to flooding should take sensible precautions.
Roads crews, Civil Defence crews and Fire Service crews are in attendance. Members of the public are requested to observe road closure signs, drive appropriately and not attempt to drive through flooded areas.
Please be advised if you require the assistance of the emergency services dial 999.
Laois County Council has setup an Incident Response Room to deal with non-emergency calls. The contact number for the Incident Response Room is 057-8664000.
Laois County Council would like to acknowledge and thank the public for their on-going co-operation.