Belfast Telegraph

County Down hit by severe flooding

Parts of Co Down have been flooded by torrential rain with Down District Council declaring an emergency in the area.

Newcastle SDLP councillor Carmel O'Boyle said flood water was "several feet deep" in some areas of the town.

Police said the Drumbanagher Road in Poyntzpass near Newry was closed due to the extreme weather.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service rescued a woman from her car who was trapped in flood water on the Burrenbridge Road in Castlewellan, Co Down.

A PSNI spokeswoman said a Lidl supermarket in Newcastle had also been flooded.

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