REPORTS: Road closed after accident on busy Offaly route

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


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.

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