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Travel chaos across city as torrential rain causes total havoc

Torrential rain overnight caused serious flooding in several areas of Dublin today.

Commuters were hit by rising flood waters as motorists became trapped in cars in at least two areas of the city. Train and bus passengers were also hit with delays caused by severe weather.

This morning, fire brigade crews were called to rescue the occupants of four cars after they became trapped on a flooded road in Kinsealy near the local golf centre.

And Dublin Fire Brigade rescued two people who became trapped in a vehicle in flood waters at Lamb's Cross in Sandyford.

Irish Rail said trains travelling from Maynooth into Dublin this morning were unable to serve Drumcondra Station due to flooding.

Several buses were also delayed as flooding caused gridlock in a number of areas around the city.

In Rathfarnham, there was serious flooding between Nutgrove Avenue between the shopping centre and Grange Road.

The Enniskerry Road at Aiken's Village in South Dublin was also blocked. There was also flooding in Ballymun, Clonshaugh, Sandymount and Blake's Cross.

At the northlands housing estate in Bettystown, Co Meath, council workers and fire crews worked from midnight to battle rising flood waters from a local river.

A council worker quipped: "It's supposed to be a once in a 100 year event but we've been called out to come here every year for the last four years."

hnews@herald.ie


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