Storm Ophelia: updated list of road closures around the country

AA Roadwatch provides list of blocked streets and roads after violent storm

Photographer Michael MacSweeney was leaning against the 120ft tree in Marina Park, Cork, as it fell. Video: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

 

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable.

A Roadwatch has released a list of roads affected across the nation. This list is correct as of midday on Tuesday.

MUNSTER

Cork

The Midleton/Dungourney Rd (R627) is blocked by a fallen tree.

There is a fallen tree blocking Canon’s Cross in Inishcarra on the Coachford/Carrigrohane Rd (R618).

Western Rd in Clonakilty is blocked by two fallen trees.

Two trees are down on the Bandon/Timoleague Rd (R602).

There’s a tree down near the cemetery on the local Waterloo/Newcastle Rd outside Blarney.

A fallen tree is blocking Ray’s Cross in Doneraile.

The Buttevant/Newcastle Rd (R522) is impassable between Liscarroll and Dromcolliher.

A fallen tree is blocking the Glanmire/Watergrasshill Rd (R635) between Glanmire Village and Riverstown Cross.

The Innishannon/Kinsale Rd (R605) is still closed at Shippool due to a fallen tree.

A tree is down at Millbrook, Monkstown. The road is blocked as a result.

There are reports of large overhanging trees on the Cork/Kanturk Rd (R579) at Cloghroe.

Cork City

Fallen power lines have been cleared from Sunday’s Well Rd in the city near the Winters Hill jct. Nearby, Winters Hill off Blarney St is also passable again following the removal of fallen signage.

Centre Park Rd in the city remains impassable due to a number of fallen trees. Avoid.

Power lines have been cleared from outside Douglas Community College on South Douglas Rd.

Traffic on Model Farm Rd in the city is disrupted due to a fallen tree before the Carrigrohane R/A.

A tree is down on Melbourn Rd in Bishopstown.

There’s a tree down on the Bishopstown Rd in the city, near the Hawkes Rd jct.

The Marina in the city has now reopened near Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Kerry

The N71 Killarney/Kenmare Rd will remain closed until at least this evening from Killarney to Molls Gap (R568) while the council deal with a number of fallen trees blocking the route.

Gardaí in Kenmare and Bantry advise that the Kenmare/Castletown-Bearhaven Rd (R571) is passable again following the removal of fallen trees.

Waterford

Mountain Rd (R678) on the Waterford side of Clonmel is closed due to a fallen tree.

The Ballymacarbry/Aglish Rd (R671) is closed at Millstreet due to fallen trees.

The Portlaw/Clonmel Rd (R680) is closed at Kilsheehan and Glenpatrick due to fallen trees.

In Portlaw, caution is advised around the GAA Club due to a number of fallen trees.

There are trees down outside Kilmeaden at Amberhill and Blacknock.

There are fallen trees on the local Seafield Cross Rd outside Bunmahon.

Fallen trees are resting on overhead power cables at Lyon’s Cross on the local Ballyduff/Tallow Rd. Extreme caution needed.

Mary St in Dungarvan remains closed until further notice due to roof slates falling off a building.

There are fallen trees on the local Downey’s Cross/Barnakill Rd, just off the N25 north of Dungarvan.

Limerick

There is a large branch across the Newcastle West/Foynes Rd (R521) between Ardagh and Shanagolden, however the road is passable.

There are no further reports of a fallen tree on the Limerick/Cashel Rd (R505) between Cappamore and Doon.

A fallen tree has been removed from the N69 Foynes/Tarbert Rd, outside Foynes.

Fallen trees has been removed from the N21 Limerick/Tralee Rd between Adare and Croagh.

Tipperary

The N74 Cashel/Tipperary Rd has reopened between Cashel and Golden following the removal of fallen power cables.

CONNACHT

Galway

The Promenade in Salthill remains closed both ways until further notice between Grattan Rd and the golf course. Gardai report a lot of debris on the road and continue to warn people to stay away from the Salthill area.

A fallen wire has been removed from the N84 Headford Rd after Ballindooley.

Traffic is generally moving well around Galway City.

LEINSTER

Dublin

Brennanstown Rd in Cabinteely is still blocked by fallen trees and power cables. Ulverton Rd remains closed due to a fallen tree.

Kildare

Gardai are advising road users to avoid the Strabally Rd (R428) outside Athy due to a number of fallen electricity poles.

The Monasterevin/Portlaoise Rd (R445/Old N7) is blocked just outside Monasterevin due to fallen trees.

The Craddockstown Rd is blocked outside Naas between the nursing home and Punchestown due to a fallen tree.

There is a tree down on the Watch House Cross/Mullacash Rd. It is passable with care.

The local Straffan/Kill Rd is blocked at Whitechurch due to a fallen tree.

There’s no further reports of a fallen tree on the Maynooth/Leixlip Rd (R148) near the entrance to Carton House.

Wicklow

The Old N11 is blocked at Arklow Rugby Club due to fallen trees.

There is a fallen tree and electricity wires on the Wicklow/Arklow Rd (R750) just south of Blainroe Golf Club.

Longford

The Edgesworthstown/Castlepollard Rd (R395) is open again following the removal of a fallen tree.

The fallen tree has been cleared from the Longford/Mullingar Rd (R393) between Ballycloghan and Carrickboy.

Outside Abbeylara, the Toneymore Rd is closed due to a fallen tree.

Wexford

There are still fallen trees on the N25 on the Waterford side of New Ross but Gardaí say the road is passable.

Kilkenny

In Thomastown, a collapsed wall has been cleared from Maudlin St (R700).

Canal Walk in Kilkenny City is closed to the jct with Bennettsbridge Rd. Pedestrians advised to avoid this area.

Meath

Outside Dunboyne, the Summerhill Rd (R156) is blocked at Baytowncross due to a fallen tree.

There is a fallen tree on the old road between Johnstown and Kentstown and the route is impassable.

The Castlepollard/Virginia Rd (R195) is still blocked by fallen trees on either side of Oldcastle.

Westmeath

There is a tree down on Retreat Rd in Athlone.

A fallen tree is no longer blocking the N52 Mullingar/Kells Rd outside Cloghan.

Louth

An incident has been cleared from The Clermont Rd outside Dundalk at Greenfields.