Heavy rain brings flooding chaos to Derry

The scene at the rear of Marlborough Terrace where a wall caved in.  (1612JB47)
The scene at the rear of Marlborough Terrace where a wall caved in. (1612JB47)

Severe weather has caused flooding across Derry.

A wall collapsed at Marlborough Terrace crushing two cars while homes in the Ballymagroarty and Foyle Springs area were also badly affected by flooding caused by the heavy rain.

The scene at the rear of Marlborough Terrace where a wall caved in.  (1612JB46)

The scene at the rear of Marlborough Terrace where a wall caved in. (1612JB46)

Roads badly affected included the Glenshane Road, Clooney Road, Buncrana Road and Letterkenny Road.

Meanwhile Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has called for an urgent review of flood protection for homes at Old City Close following concerns from residents that their homes would be flooded following heavy rainfall on Tuesday night.

Councillor Logue said: “Residents were very concerned that their homes would flooded due to the heavy rainfall. There was a lot of surface water on the Letterkenny Road stretching from the bottom of the Braehead Road towards Old City Close.

“It brought back memories of flooding on the Letterkenny Road in 2009 when there were fears for the stability of a wall opposite Old City Close following torrential rain.

A flooded Foyle Road last night

A flooded Foyle Road last night

“It’s very important that a safety inspection is carried out here immediately.”

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