Ophelia damage in Tipperary - Roads still closed

Ophelia

This tree was blown down across the Colville Road in Clonmel

Damaged electricity lines and fallen trees are still causing roads to remain closed across Tipperary in the wake of Storm Ophelia.

As of this morning the N74 Cashel to Golden road remained closed because of dangerous electricity lines.

And the ‘back road’ into Clonmel from Waterford will remain closed for at least another two days.

Tipperary County Council  kept the N74 road closed overnight saying that while the poles are removed off the road they are under tension and could snap at any time.

It is hoped the road will re-open by lunchtime today (Wednesday)

The L7084 at Tickincor, outside Clonmel, will be closed for the next two days, the County Council has also confirmed. This is because of the large amount of trees that fell along this route. They are currently  being cleared.

South of Dualla village the L5411 from Silvertfort Cross to Coleraine is closed due to fallen ESB wires.

L-4124-17 at Ballycahill was closed at lunchtime on Wednesday. The County Council are working with ESB. Anticipated to have this road reopened this evening.

Additional reports of problems with minor roads are still being received by Tipperary County Council and are currently being investigated by Council staff.

All road users are requested to avoid these area until such time as the roads are made safe and re-opens.