Busy Offaly road closed due to flooding this afternoon

The county saw heavy rain in recent days

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



AA Roadwatch have reported that a section of the R438 through Offaly has been closed due to flooding.

Heavy rain in recent days have resulted in poor driving conditions around the county with road closures in Portarlington and Geashill over the weekend.

AA Roadwatch report that the decision has now been taken to close the Athlone/Borrisokane Rd (R438) between Taylor’s Cross and the Portumna turnoff due to further flooding.

Motorists are urged to take alternative routes and to expect surface water in the area. 

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