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160 homes evacuated in Athlone

Up to 160 people were evacuated overnight from an apartment complex in Athlone as a result of ongoing flooding.

The residents of Bastion Quay on the banks of the Shannon were asked to leave their homes after part of a nearby ESB substation became submerged.

The floods are affecting travel also with a number of roads in County Roscommon and Leitrim impassible due to flood water.

Click “here” to see a list of flooded roads in County Roscommon

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