There were 27 road flooding incidents in Louth in 2014 - that’s according to the latest figures from AA Roadwatch.
“Ireland is known for its heavy rain so it will come as no surprise that flooding featured a lot in AA Roadwatch traffic reports,” said a spokesperson for AA Roadwatch. “ The east coast seemed to be hit hardest with incidents of flooded roads in Louth and Wicklow amounting to 27 and 25 respectively.”
Many of incidences came last January, but there was more flooding in November, with Dundalk and the North Louth region again being hit.
Flooding was not the only obstruction on Irish road however.
Pigs, dogs, horses, swans and even a bull, it’s been a year of many a four-legged foe for the Roadwatch team.
“Seeing animals on the roads is nothing new for us in Roadwatch, we’ll never forget the monkey on the N11 in Wicklow in 2008 or the Llamas on the M50 in 2009” laughs Arwen. “It makes for very interesting traffic reports on the radio.”
Animals weren’t the only things motorists had to dodge this year. The Roadwatch team reported on at least 291 incidents of debris or large obstructions on the roads.