Travel updates as flooding hits Northern Ireland amid weather warning

UTV brings you the all the latest travel and roads advice as flooding hits parts of northern ireland after heavy rainfall overnight on Tuesday. Credit: PA Media

Heavy rainfall overnight into Tuesday has led to difficult travel conditions and disruption across parts of Northern Ireland.

Some roads and areas are closed while multiple government departments and services battle flooding.

People in Counties Down, Armagh and Antrim were advised to avoid all but essential journeys before 9am on Tuesday.

The following list brings together all the latest travel warnings and will be updated throughout the day.

Train line closures

  • The Portadown line is closed due to flooding. Enterprise passengers can avail of a bus substition between Belfast and Newry.

  • All lines south of Portadown-Dunalk southbound are closed due to exceptional weather. A bus substitution will run from Belfast to Dublin, and stop at Portadown, Newry and Dundalk.

For motorists heading to southern Ireland

  • For motorists using the A1. The N1 just South of the border has been been reopened for South bound traffic at Junction 20 (turn off for Carrickdale Hotel). However, this is only passable with extreme care. The North bound carriageway of the N1 remains closed due to flooding.

Co Antrim

  • Belfast - University Street in direction of Ormeau road one way after burst water main

  • Ballygally – Contractor on site – But road remains closed for now.

Co Down

  • Bangor - Ballysallagh Road has now reopened and is passable with care.

  • Newry - Camlough Road / Newtown Road closed due to flooding. Road users are advised to find an alternative route for your journey.

  • Newry – The A25 Rathfriland/Finnard Rd is closed between Shinn Straight and the Arddarragh crossroads due to severe flooding.

  • Newry - Ferryhill Road closed due to a landslide.

  • Newry Road from Rathfriland Road Roundabout to Mayobridge closed due to flooding.

  • Mayobridge - Hilltown Road is impassable due to flooding between Maybridge and Hilltown.

  • Rostervor - A2 Shore Road leaving Rostrevor closed due to flooding.

  • Killowen - The A2 Killowen Road closed due to the possibility of landslips - Rostrevor to Kilkeel traffic will be diverted via Rostrevor – Hilltown – Kilcoo – Castlewellan – Newcastle - Kilkeel. 

  • Scrava - The B3 Legananny Rd has been closed between the Old Mill Road and Lisnagade Road following damage to a bridge.

  • Strangford - Black Causeway Road, Strangford has been closed due to flooding at a number of locations along the route.

  • Moira - A26 Glenavy Road remains closed due to flooding leaving M1 Moira Road roundabout. Surrounding roads are also badly affected with flooding. International Airport traffic may want to consider using M1. A12 & M2 as an alternative route and allow extra time for their journey.

  • Helens Bay - The Bridge Road South has been closed due to flooding.

  • Ballynahinch - Drumgiven Road closed from Creevyargon Road to Cahard Road due to severe flooding. 

  • Portadown - B2 Mullahead Road closed due to flooding

  • Portadown - Bracknagh Moss Road closed due to flooding

  • Banbridge - B3 Ballynaskeagh Road passable with care, verge collapsed at two separate locations.

  • Grange Blundel Road closed at junction U7431 with Ballyygassoon Road.

  • Glenanne Road (A28 Gosford Road to B133 Bessbrook Road) River Cusher burst banks.

Co Armagh

  • Red Lion Road, Loughall, is closed between Kilmore Road and Annahugh Road due to flooding.

  • A28 Killylea Road, Armagh closed due to a river bursting it banks. road closed at Mullacreevie Park.

  • A51 Hamiltonsbawen Road, Tandragee closed due to flooding. Road closed at Cordrain Road junction.

  • Battlehill Road / Kilmore Road closed near Stonebridge Roundabout due to a river bursting its banks.

  • Callanbridge Road / Armagh Road is closed due to a river bursting its banks.

  • Camlough - Newtown Road.

  • Tandragee - Armagh Road is closed due to flooding. 

  • Armagh - Ballcrummy Road closed due to flooding.

  • Armagh - Mullenure Lane closed due to flooding.

  • Armagh - Cathedral Road flooded, but passable with care.

  • Armagh - Ballygassoon Road at closed junction C183 Grange Blundel Road.

  • Bolton Road outside Markethill Road closed due to flooding

  • Portadown - Mullahead Road closed due to the River Bann bursting its banks and overflowing

  • Ballyyards Road, Millford. Closed due to flooding. For the latest updates, see Traffic Watch NI

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