The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising the public that the Bog Walk Gorge is now closed due to the rising water level.
Motorists are being advised to use the alternative routes: Sligoville and Barry.
THE PUBLIC IS BEING URGED TO AVOID THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AREA.
The public is advised to continue monitoring the radio for further advisories and to avoid areas that are at risk from flooding and landslides. Also take the following precautions in the event of heavy rains:
- Be ready to evacuate if you live in low-lying or flood-prone areas. Decide on likely evacuation routes now. Plan to stay with family or friends in safer areas or in a public shelter and move to safety.
- Avoid flooded waterways, gullies, streams or rivers, either on foot or in vehicles.
The Meteorological Service and ODPEM will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will be provided as the situation demands.