18 Aug 2022

REPORTS: Road closed after accident on busy Offaly route

REPORTS: Accident causes road closure on busy road out of Offaly

There have been reports of a car accident on the main Edenderry to Enfield road this afternoon. 

Witnesses report that gardaí are on the scene and that it appears to be a one-car collision. 

The road is now closed between Carbury and Johnstownbridge just over the Offaly border with Kildare, which is a busy route with North Offaly commuters making their way to the M4 motorway.

Diversions are in place and caution is advised in the area.

Meanwhile, gardaí have issued a warning to motorists to take extra care on the roads as rain persists in many areas. Offaly gardaí said the dry weather in recent days will result in 'greasy' surfaces following heavy rain. 

Their advice is to reduce speed, leave extra braking distance between you and the car in front, and steer clear of distractions like mobile phones or noises in the car.

If you have a story for us, sports news, an event happening in your area, or if you want to submit pictures or videos, contact the Offaly Express team via e-mail to, or through our Facebook.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.