Tuesday night’s torrential rain took its toll on some of Donegal County Council’s more permanent infrastructure too. The local authority has issued a warning that a bridge in the north of the county was in danger of collapsing.

Their statement read: “Amongst the locations were we have identified problems is on the R245 between Cranford and Carrigart and Devlinreagh where a bridge is in danger of collapse. The council has therefore closed this road at this loation for safety reasons. An alternative route is available from Milford to Carrigart via the R246 and the L-1132 Kerrykeel to Tamney and Harry Blaney Bridge. It is expected that remedial works will take at least a week.”

The statement ended saying the council wished to apolgises for any inconvenience casued to road users.

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