A list of Offaly roads that are passable

Conditions are still treacherous

Justin Kelly

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A list of Offaly roads that are passable

A list of Offaly roads that are passable

Offaly gardaí, fire services and county council are all advising people to refrain from taking to the roads this Friday evening due to severe conditions. 

Although the 'stay indoors' warning was lifted this morning, a Status Red warning is still in place for Leinster and Munster and snow drifts are making driving extremely difficult in Offaly and beyond.

The Fire Services have reported in recent hours that many people are getting out onto the roads and getting stuck, taking up their time and hampering more important operations. 

They have called for people to refrain from travelling for the forseeable future until roads are cleared and the snow thaws. 

This call has been echoed by Offaly County Council and Gardaí. 

"The only reason people should be driving today is in the event of a medical emergency," OCC said. They are currently only clearing and gritting primary routes with many still only at one-lane capacity. 

The roads below are said to be passable but are down to one lane:

Tullamore Municipal District

M6 Motorway section through Offaly Section....passable
N52 Tullamore – Kilbeggan...passable 
N52 Tullamore By Pass – Blueball...passable 
N80 Charleville Roundabout – Killeigh Co Bdy...not passable currently being worked on 
R420 (Old N80) Clara -Tullamore...passable 
R420 Bachelors Walk – Cloncollig Roundabout – Ballina Cross...passable 
 
Birr Municipal District

M7 Motorway section thru Offaly Section.. passable 
N62/N52 Roscrea - Kennedys Cross.. passable 
N52 Birr-Riverstown.  Passable 
N52 Kennedys Cross-Fivealley ......passable with extreme care ( snow drifts present) 
N52 Fivealley – Blueball.....passable with extreme care ( snow drifts present) 
N62 Ballinahown - Cloghan. Passable
N62 Cloghan - Galross Cross.  One lane ploughed 
N62 Galross Cross-Kennedys Cross.....one lane ploughed 

Edenderry Municipal District
R402 Edenderry - Tullamore. One lane ploughed and passable , working on opposite lane presently

Crews are currently deployed to clear the road from Rhode to Edenderry via Ballybryan

Roads not mentioned above and all secondary routes remain impassable, according to OCC.