Huge updated list indicating which Offaly roads are now cleared

Some remain impassable

Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly

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justin.kelly@iconicnews.ie

Huge updated list indicating which Offaly roads are now cleared

Huge updated list indicating which Offaly roads are now cleared

Offaly County Council has given us a huge update as to the condition of the roads of the county. Relief efforts continue with the council drafting in private contractors.

Extreme caution is advised on all roads, even if they are listed as clear. See below a list of roads and their current condition. 

Tullamore Municipal District

Tullamore Town Roads Clear, clean up operations and clearing of footpaths ongoing;

Priority 1

M6 Motorway section through Offaly - Clear
N52 Tullamore to Kilbeggan - Clear
N52 Tullamore By Pass to Blueball - Clear
N80 Charleville Roundabout through Killeigh onto County Boundary - Clear
R420 Bachelors Walk through Cloncollig Roundabout to Ballina - Clear

Priority 2

R420 Clara to County Boundary to Moate - Clear
R421 TTC Office to Arden Junction on Bypass - Clear

Priority 3

R436 Clara to Kilbeggan Passable with extreme care
Mucklagh Village - Clear
R421 Ballard Roundabout to Killurin Passable with extreme care
R446 (Old N6) Moate to Horseleap Passable with extreme care
L02025 Tullamore to Ballinagar - Clear

Birr Municipal District

Birr Town Roads Clear, clean up operations and clearing of footpaths ongoing

Priority 1

M7 Motorway section through Offaly Section - Clear
N62/N52 Roscrea to Kennedys Cross - Clear
N52 Kennedys Cross to Fivealley - Clear
N52 Fivealley to Blueball - Clear
N62 Ballinahown to Cloghan - Clear
N52 Birr to Riverstown - Clear
N62 Cloghan to Galross Cross - Clear
N62 Clonkelly south of Birr - Clear
N62 Galross Cross to Kennedys Cross - Clear
R445 Roscrea to Borris in Ossory Passable with extreme care

Priority 2

R438 Cloghan to Taylors Cross Passable with extreme care
R439 Taylors Cross to Birr Passable with extreme care

Priority 3

R356 Wynnes Cross to Banagher - Clear
R436 Ferbane to Clara - Clear
R439 Taylors Cross to Banagher (County Bounds) Passable with extreme care
R440 Birr to Kinnitty to Cadamstown (County Bounds) Passable with extreme care due to significant snow drifts present; Difficult conditions in this area
R357 Blueball to Shannon Bridge - Clear
R438 Taylors Cross to junction with R489 Passable with extreme care
R445 (Old N7) South of Moneygall (County Bounds) to Roscrea North of Dunkerrin (County Bounds) - TBC
R491 Shinrone to Roscrea - Clear
R491 Shinrone to Cloughjordan (County Bounds) - Clear
R492 Sharavogue to Shinrone - Clear

Edenderry Birr Municipal District

Edenderry Town Main roads and Town Centre clear: extreme care advised in minor roads and estates

Portarlington Roads Clear, clean up operations and clearing of footpaths ongoing

Priority 2

R402 Edenderry to Ballina Cross - Clear
R420 Ballina Cross to Portarlington Ongoing: plant mobilised to clear from Geashill towards Portarlington R420; R420 around Raheen and the railway bridge.

The R420 Geashill to Portarlington - Clear
R419 / R442 Portarlington to Clonbullogue Passable with extreme care due to significant snow drifts present

Priority 3

R423 Portarlington to Mountmellick (County Boundary) Ongoing: plant mobilised to clear;
R401 Clonbullogue to Edenderry - Clear

R401 Edenderry towards Kinnegad - Not clear (Significant snow drifts present)

R401 Clonbullogue to Rathangan - Not Clear

R400 Rhode to Motorway interchange - Clear

R400 Rhode to Mountlucas - Clear

R400 to Cushina To commence: plant mobilised to clear;

R441 Edenderry to Rhode - 2 JCBs working out of town from Fr Paul Murphy St towards the tunnel (Rathangan road) and
clearing out towards Rhode around Jonestown Cross (R441).
Fahey Hill - Not clear
L-5001 Drumcooley Link Road ( link between R402 and Rathangan road) Ongoing: plant mobilised to clear;
R-5006 Ballykilleen Ongoing: plant mobilised to clear;
L-1001- 2 Rathangan Road Clear to Cushaling Bridge; Not clear past bridge
L-1017- 2 Daingean to Croghan Ongoing: plant mobilised to clear;
L-1010- 2 Croghan to Rhode Ongoing: plant mobilised to clear;
Rhode Village Ongoing: plant mobilised to clear;
Ballykesne to Walshe Isalnd Ongoing: plant mobilised to clear; ESB issues reported.