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Last Updated: Monday, 16 July 2007, 22:08 GMT 23:08 UK
Rain causes havoc in north-east
Water rises from a drain during a deluge in Portrush

Heavy rain has been causing havoc in the north-east of Northern Ireland.

There have been several landslides near Ballygally on the Antrim Coast Road, which will be closed overnight.

At Belfast International Airport a mopping-up operation was launched after water gathered in the arrivals area, causing two flights to be diverted.

On the north coast the fire and rescue service have freed several people trapped in their cars in Portrush.

The Curragh Road in Aghadowey remains closed, but other roads have since reopened.

On Tuesday morning, an inspection will be carried out on clifftops above the Antrim Coast Road near Larne, to assess whether the route is safe for traffic.

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