Press Release Sunday 1st March 3pm
Offaly County Council wishes to advise the following roads in the County remain closed due to flooding:
- Botley Lane, Portarlington L50151 remains closed due to flooding; local diversions are in place;
- The Shannon Harbour to Banagher Road L7014-1 remains closed due to flooding;
- The Crank Road L-7017-1 in Banagher is closed due to flooding; local diversions are in place;
- The R438 at Anglers Rest on the Tipperary/Offaly border remains closed due to flooding. Motorists are advised to follow diversions in place.
Offaly County Council regrets any inconvenience caused by these essential closures and we will keep the public informed of updates in the coming week as roads are reopened.
Offaly County Council continues to actively monitor river levels in the County and are prepared for the deployment of defence measures if required. The public are requested to report fallen trees and branches on public roads and severe flooding issues to the out of hours service on 1890 750 750.
Low temperatures are anticipated tonight and roads in the County will be treated in line with our Winter Maintenance Plan https://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Roads/Winter-Maintenance/Winter-Maintenance-Plan-2019-20201.pdf. Never assume any road is treated and adjust your driving accordingly. For useful tips for driving in adverse weather conditions check out https://www.rsa.ie/RSA/Road-Safety/Campaigns/Current-road-safety-campaigns/Severe-Weather-Advice/