Diversions in place following a water break in Farranfore

A burst pipe in the Farranfore area is impacting on water supplies to customers in parts the area.

Irish Water, in partnership with Kerry County Council, is working to restore the water supply following this large burst.

The burst pipe has resulted in flooding of the N22 at Farranfore.

A section of road is closed and traffic management is in place in the area.

Traffic coming from Killarney towards Tralee is being diverted towards Castleisland while traffic from Tralee to Killarney is being asked to turn right at the garden centre.

The water break occurred at the Tralee side of the railway crossing in the village. Irish Rail is monitoring the situation but so far rail services are unaffected.

Irish Water crews have been on the ground since this morning and work is continuing to isolate and repair the section of pipe. It is expected that supply should be restored this evening.

The areas affected will include the greater Scartaglin, Cordal, Currow, Farranfore, Firies, Castlemaine and Milltown areas.