Portarlington residents warned about potential flooding in the coming hours

Levels in the River Barrow are continuing to rise

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Residents of Portarlington have been warned about the risk of flooding from the River Barrow in the coming hours after heavy rain last night and throughout the day. 

In a statement Laois County Council state; "Laois County Council wish to advise residents in the Portarlington area that levels in the River Barrow are high as a result of the recent heavy rainfall and are expected to rise further over the next six hours. Residents in areas vulnerable to flooding should take sensible precautions."

Mountmellick is already suffering severe flooding with the N80 closed through the town.