Severe flooding in the Belclare area of Westport  is said to have trapped a number of residents in their homes this morning.

Water in excess of 3 foot is reported along a roadway into the houses.

 One resident told Midwest News this morning that this is a frequent occurrence  when there is heavy rainfall.

 She said residents are continuously asking the local authority for flood works to be carried out on the local river to ease the problem.

Gardai in Westport say severe flooding is reported this morning along stretches of the Leenane to Westport road. The road is said to be passable but motorists are advised to take due care.

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