Weather warning for Armagh

Severe flooding at Kinnego Marina shops
Severe flooding at Kinnego Marina shops

Warnings of more heavy rain and risk of icy surfaces have been issued by the Met Office with fears of further flooding across Armagh.

With many areas suffering complete saturation and flooding, there are fears further heavy rain could cause even more serious problems for local residents and businesses.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow earning warning of rain from 6pm this evening through to 6am on Thursday.

Many homes and businesses in the north Armagh area remain flooded after recent bouts of torrential rain.

The Met Office said: “A band of heavy rain is expected to move across Northern Ireland from the west on Wednesday night, clearing away eastwards early on Thursday morning. 15-30 mm of rain is likely to fall quite widely within a 6 to 9 hour period, perhaps with as much as 40mm on high ground.

“With the ground already being saturated, please be aware of the risk of local flooding and possible disruption to transport. Also note that icy stretches could form on untreated surfaces by Thursday morning as skies clear and temperatures fall, following the rain.”

“This is an update to the warning to include the risk of icy surfaces following clearance of the rain.”

Roads which are closed due to flooding

County Armagh

Killylea Road Armagh, between Mullacreevie Park and Ballycrummer Road

Mullinure Lane, Armagh

Derryoghill Road, Blackwatertown

Culrevog Road, Charlemont

Derrygally Road, Charlemont

Ballygassoon Road, Loughgall

Causanagh Road, Loughgall

Clonmore Road, Loughgall

Cloveneden Road, Loughgall

Derryscallop Road, Loughgall

Duck Island Road, Loughgall

Grange Blundel Road, Loughgall

Tirmacrannon Road, Loughgall

Aghavilly Road, Milford

Ashgrove Road, Portadown

Charlestown Road, Portadown

County Down

Carnreagh Road, Clough, between Dunmore Road and Drumaroad Road

Blackbog Road, Dromore

Lagangreen Road, Dromore

Goragh Road, Newry

Turmore Road, Newry

New Line Road, Rathfriland