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Flooding slows morning commute across Northern Ireland

Flooding at Portstewart Strand, Co Derry. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin 
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Motorists have been advised to be careful after heavy rain caused flooding.

In Belfast, Townsend Street has been closed while there are reports of deep surface water on part of the Lisburn Road. 

Parts of the Antrim Road, the Blacks Road and the Knock dual carriageway are affected, the BBC reported. 

There are also delays on the Hillhall Road.

The BBC also reported flooding on the road out of Coleraine towards Derry, on the A2 Bangor Road between Larch Hill and the Cultra Station Road. 

Police have advised motorists to slow down and keep an eye out for surface water.

Flooding at Portstewart Strand, Co Derry. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin 

A yellow severe weather warning for rain in counties Down and Antrim was issued by the Met Office.

The warning is in place until 11am this morning.

Flooding at Portstewart Strand, Co Derry. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin 

Flooding at Portstewart Strand, Co Derry. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin 

Flooding at Portstewart Strand, Co Derry. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin 

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