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Flood fears abate as Shannon is now 'below critical levels'

Friday, 7th March, 2014 4:30pm

Flood fears abate as Shannon is now 'below critical levels'

Flooding at McQuaid's Bridge in Athlone in January.

Fears of flooding in Athlone have eased with the council stating that the level of the River Shannon has fallen "below critical levels" for the first time this year.

In a statement issued this afternoon (Friday) the local authority said: "The level of the River Shannon in Athlone has fallen below critical levels for the first time in 2014 and is predicted to fall further over the coming days.

"Fortunately no flooding occurred in this time to the lowest lying houses in Athlone.

"The Council will continue to monitor levels and forecasts and will issue a further statement if levels become critical again."

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