Thursday, 28 June 2012

Government Agencies respond to Northern Ireland Floods

Government Agencies have been working together this evening to address the severe flooding which has been primarily across the Belfast area.

Roads Service has brought in extra staff in the Belfast area and staff from other areas within Roads Service to work alongside staff from other Agencies.

The heaviest of the rain is expected to pass over the Province this evening but the Met Office has issued a further amber weather warning valid from 04:00 to 21:00 on Thursday 28 June. There are expected to be further slow moving torrential downpours tomorrow afternoon and further flooding can be expected.

Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution especially tomorrow morning as the clean-up gets underway.

Customers may have experienced some problems with the Flooding Incident Helpline. This was caused by the severity of the rain storms and the high volume of calls. Additional resources have been brought in overnight to deal with the situation.

List of affected areas

It is understood the areas affected in Belfast included:

  • Stockmans Lane - closed under Flyover.
  • Knock Road, closed between Castlereagh Road and Shandon Park.
  • Upper Knockbreda Road / Cregagh Road. Road closed.
  • Finaghy Road North closed at M1 Bridge.
  • Hillhall Road. Reported as closed.
  • Stewartstown Road / Twinbrook Road. Reported as closed.
  • Castlereagh Road / Loopland Park. Road closed.
  • Milltown Road / Belvoir Road. Passable with care.
  • Stockmans Lane under M1 Bridge. Passable with care.
  • Blacks Road under M1 Bridge. Passable with care.
  • Milltown Road / Belvoir Road. Passable with care.
  • Prince William Road / Lisburn North Feeder Road. Passable with care.

Advice on dealing with flooding

No comments:

Post a Comment