River Arra River Walkway Remains Closed Following Flooding

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The River Arra River walkway in Tipperary town remains closed today due to the impacts of flooding over the weekend. Council staff have erected signage and barriers at the entrances. The flooding has receded but council officials are expected to examine the location of the flooding which occurred at the lowest point on the walkway adjacent to a bend in the river that is obstructed by a fallen tree and accumulated debris.

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath and Cllr Anne Marie Ryan visited Limerick Junction  with Council engineers this morning. Some homes were impacted by flooding on Saturday with one property said to have suffered extensive water ingress. Council engineers are to  review planned works on footpaths and the road way into Limerick Junction to possibly  include a higher lip at entrances to private property  to  aid the prevention of future flooding. In addition Tipperary Council is to supply all local residences with sand bags for use in the event of a repeat occurrence. The low lying nature of the houses in addition to the extreme rainfall of 36mm on Saturday are thought to be the key factors causing  the flooding.