THERE has been localised flooding across the Derry area after heavy rainfall last night.
There are reports that the Old City Close and Letterkenny Road were flooded after the torrential rain.
Other roads across the city were affected as well.
A risk of flooding had been highlighted late last week as heavy rain was forecast to hit Ireland.
The Met Office and Met Eireann both report that the flooding risk was to continue throughout the week with outbreaks of rain expected every day.
Rainfall was predicted to be the heaviest in the west and northwest with the potential for localised flooding.
Said Councillor Patricia Logue: “This is a regular occurrence which needs to be addressed with the relevant agencies.
“I will be writing to these agencies again and Foyle MLA Padraig Delargy will be requesting DFI Minister Mallon direct those organisations, which are under her directive, to address these matters urgently.
“Foyle Road is another hotspot which needs to be included in actions.
“Residents along the stretch of road from Old City Close to the bridge should not be subjected to this every time there is heavy rain,’ she added.Tags: