Areas of Salthill are being closed off tonight due to potential flooding – STORM HECTOR

Areas of Salthill are being closed off tonight due to potential flooding – STORM HECTOR

Galway City Council are to close off certain areas of Salthill tonight due to potential for flooding.

Met Éireann released a status orange warning this morning and Galway City Council are now taking precautions in case of potential flooding as Storm Hector is set to land.

The City Council are closing off certain areas with road closures expected to be from Beech Court to Threadneedle Rd between 7pm this evening and 7am tomorrow morning.

Galway City Council have said,

“Overtopping at Salthill is likely overnight and high water levels are anticipated at Spanish Arch with a high tide at 6am on Thursday 14th June 2018.

“As a precaution, the roads from Beech Court on Grattan Rd, to D’Arcy Roundabout and the promenade from D’Arcy Roundabout to the Threadneedle Road Junction will be closed from 7.30pm on 13/06/2018 until 7.30am on 14/06/18.

“Both Toft carpark and the promenade carkpark will also be closed in this time period.

“Galway City Council Road crews will monitor conditions and will be on stand-by to respond/clean-up, as required.”

The City Council urge all hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, Hostels, etc. to advise guests of the weather warning and associated road and cark park closures.

Met Éireann in their statement this morning added that there is also a danger of coastal flooding due to high spring tides, with a high tide forecast for 6am on the 14/06/2018.

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