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More roads closed in county due to flooding

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:
The list of roads closed in the county due to flooding has increased
The county council has today issued the upgraded list of roads currently closed:
In the Gort area:
Loughaunawadda L4511
Cloonanearla
Newtown (New Line) L 4519
Carrowbaun, the L 8528
Newhall, Gort L85251
Owenbristy (Sheehan Cross to Keamsellagh) L4506
Crannagh L8552
Hawkhill Road L4510
Ballynastaig L4510
Caherawoneen North L8554
are all closed.
In Tuam, Polleagh North, L 6247 is closed.
While in Athenry/Oranmore, the Carheenlea Coolarne Caherateemore Road L3105 is also closed.
Motorists are requested to obey all signage and not to drive through any floods unless they can establish the depth and that it is safe to do so.
The County Council are also asking motorists to be extra vigilant at night time.

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Spiddal to be affected by water outages until tomorrow

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Residents in the Spiddal area are being advised to expect continued water outages overnight and into tomorrow.

It follows a technical fault at Spiddal Water Treatment Plant this morning that’s affecting part of Spiddal village, as well as an area between Furbo and Inverin.

Irish Water says every effort is being made to resolve the situation, but it will be later tomorrow before a supply is restored

Earlier, the utility had anticipated that water would be restored this afternoon.

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Oranmore native Joe Mag Raollaigh appointed RTE’s new Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Oranmore native Joe Mag Raollaigh has been appointed RTE’s new Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Correspondent.

Currently the Editor of RTÉ’s flagship political programme The Week in Politics, Joe has worked with RTÉ News across radio, television and online since 2008.

A fluent Irish speaker, Joe will report in both English and Irish.

Joe was born in Boston, where his parents had emigrated in the 1960s, but the family returned in the early 70s and settled in Oranmore.

He attended NUI Galway where he earned a BA, an MA in Modern Irish and a Higher Diploma in Applied Communications.

He started his broadcasting career in Clare FM, hosting current affairs and farming radio shows before moving to TG4, Nuacht RTÉ, and RTÉ News.

Joe will be commencing his new role in February.

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Gardaí request motorists to avoid M6 westbound junction near Athenry

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom- A section of the M6 westbound is closed near Athenry, due to a serious traffic collision between Junction 18 (Rathmorrissey) and Junction 19 (Oranmore). Ambulances are at the scene, traffic is being diverted and Gardaí are requesting that motorists avoid the area.

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