The recent abnormally high rainfall in the Upper Shannon Catchment has caused river levels in Athlone to rise significantly. At this stage, a number of local roads have been closed for safety reasons and localised wastewater issues have occurred in both urban and rural areas. No houses have been flooded.
According to the latest forecast, received at 2:20pm today, the level of the River Shannon in Athlone may increase by a further 3cm over the next five days. Such an increase would not make a significant difference in the town or wider area.
Westmeath County Council will continue to keep the situation under review.
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 25/01/2018