Google+ Flooding update: road closures in North West this morning Twitter WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – August 23, 2017 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook A number of roads in the North West remain closed this morning after overnight flash flooding.Donegal County Council are advising to take care this morning when travelling on secondary routes.Extensive damage has been caused to the county’s road network with the Council now assessing damage.The road from Quigleys Point to Carndonagh at Riverside Pub is closed after a bridge collapsed there.Cockhill Bridge is closed at present and being assessed for damage. Diversion via Westbrooke Bridge.Local diversion available for cars at Ture, Quigleys Point.The road from Muff to Quigleys Point remains closed this morning.Clonmany to Drumfree road remains closed after a bridge collapsed there.The Burnfoot to Buncrana road reopened.A list of Derry road closures:The Clooney Carriageway has fully reopened.Victoria Road at Bready will remain closed for the remainder of the day.Victoria Road at Newbuildings has reopened.Foreglen Road at the bridge at Drumahoe.Church Brae adjacent to Ivy MeadCoolafinny Road / Donneybrewer RoadMain Street Eglinton from Donneybrewer Road alongKillyane Road to GreysteelCarnmoney Road is impassable at junction with Ardlough RoadArdlough RoadFoyle Road from Old Centre close to the borderBuncranna Road from Skeoge roundabout to the border.Drumahoe Road at the three mile house the bridge has partially collapsedPolice are asking road users to drive with extreme caution as most of the surrounding roads have still a lot of standing water. Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleForbes reveals the highest paid actors of 2017Next articlePieta House in Letterkenny employ extra staff to cope with demand News Highland Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageNEW YORK – Another 3.2 million Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, after factoring in seasonal adjustments, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.Without those adjustments — which economists use to account for seasonal hiring fluctuations — the raw number was 2.8 million.That brings the total number of seasonally-adjusted initial claims filed since mid-March to 33.5 million. Initial claims are considered a proxy for layoffs or furloughs, and that level represents about 21% of the March labor force.These numbers are staggeringly high; weekly jobless claims were hovering in the 200,000s in the last few years before this crisis. But last week also marked the fifth week in a row that the number of initial claims fell. It peaked at 6.9 million in the last week of March.Economists say the downward trend is is a good sign that things aren’t getting worse. But still, millions of new claims each week don’t help the brutal overall picture of the job market during this pandemic.Continued jobless claims, representing workers who filed for a second week of benefits or more, rose to 22.6 million.Not all claims result in paid benefits. That is in part due to filing mistakes and because not everyone who submits a claim is eligible for unemployment benefits.In response to the crisis, the government broadened the definition of who is covered by benefits to include contractors, the self-employed and workers in the gig economy. The Department of Labor said that as of last week, all 50 states were paying out those extra benefits — but the agency has yet to release detailed breakdowns of how many claims have come in through that program in each state.Overall, the past seven weeks of record-high claims, dwarfing the Labor Department’s historical data, paint a clear picture: America’s jobs market is in distress and people are suffering.On Wednesday, the ADP National Employment Report showed more than 20 million jobs were lost in the United States in April. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ official jobs report is due on Friday, with economists polled by Refinitiv expecting to see 22 million job losses and an unemployment rate of 16%, the worst layoffs on record.