[Audio] Don’t close the Jack Lynch Tunnel tonight – says Govt TD

4th February 2014
By David O’Sullivan
david@TheCork.ie

The morning High tide has passed in Cork City without indicent.

At 8.37am the Lee was high, but didn’t break it’s banks in any serious way

However…

The City Council are warning that the high tide tonight will cause flooding
in low lying areas, such as South Terrace, Morrisons Island, Oliver
Plunkett Street, and the South Mall and waters could be even higher than
yesterday mornings sever floods.

The local authority is advising motorists to aviod the City Centre an hour
either side of 9pm tonight, and council workers will be distriuting some
sand bangs and flood sacks to city centre premises today to supplement
defences.

Meanwhile… anyone trying to avoid the city tonight at high tide will face
problems. The jack lynch tunnel is due to close in both directions from 8pm
for overnight works all this week.

Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer is calling on the City Council to leave the
tunnel open tonight

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