Hundreds of cars were caught in tailbacks after a torrential downpour send thousands of gallons of rainwater gushing onto the Dry Arch roundabout outside Letterkenny and all roads leading to and from it.
It’s the main intersection but – for whatever reason – it has been flooded over and over again in recent months.
“It was just crazy,” said one of the dozens of irate motorists who contacted donegaldaily.com.
“Dry Arch must be the most crazy misnomer ever – it’s never dry there even after a normal downpour.”
Another motorist emailed: “This happens here (Dry Arch) all the time and surely someone knows something about fixing it. I’d be better commuting in a canoe.”
More than 50mm of rain fell across County Donegal last night and there were floods on dozens of rural roads.
There was even a mudslide at Dromoghill on the main Lifford road and reports of flooding in Gaoth Dobhair, Downings, Donegal Town and several other areas.
Met Eireann did issue a ‘flood alert’ and have confirmed that up to 50mm of rain fell in just two hours in Donegal last night.
There will be more heavy rain in the county this morning before brighter, drier weather comes in from the West by the afternoon.
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