IMPORTANT: Trees and power cables down in the following locations in Offaly
Offaly is being battered by Hurricane Ophelia and the Council have reported power lines and trees down in the following locations:
Birr Municipal District Area Trees Down in the following areas
2 Trees and a Power line down on the Birr side of Kinnity Village.
Oxmanstown Mall near Birr Castle
Tullamore Municipal District Area Trees Down in the following areas
Kilcoursey Clara at the GAA Pitch
Tree down at Killurin Cross
L2005 near Durrow GAA Pitch
Mountbolus to Killoughey Road
Meelaghans (Tullamore Geashill Road ) tree down partially blocking the road
Grogan Ballycumber on the Ferbane Road out of Ballycumber.
Fenter, Killeigh blocking the N80 towards Mountmellick
Edenderry Municipal District Area Trees Down in the following areas
- Clonmullen Lane, Edenderry
Croghan Road L1071
Portarlington Road from Bracknagh
Power Lines down as follows;
Birr to Roscrea Road
Grogan Ballycumber (near Flynn’s Pub)
Charleville Road Tullamore Live wire
Tullamore Town (Charleville Road Area)
Offaly County Council are advising people to "please stay and remain indoors until advised further as conditions will deteriorate later in the afternoon. Stay indoors and stay safe."
Offaly County Council are dealing with emergency calls today on a designated phone line 057 93 46800. All calls will then be prioritised and dealt with as appropriate.
Emergency Service teams are on standby. Due to the serious health and safety risks presented by this Status Red wind warning, and the need to ensure the safety and welfare of all emergency response staff, operational staff will only be responding to matters of serious and imminent danger to the public during the period for which the weather warning remains in force, therefore we strongly urge the public to please stay indoors and off our roads.
Regular updates on possible road closures will be provided during the course of the day on
www.offalyexpress.ie , Facebook and Twitter.