Road closure in north Tipp likely to last a week

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A long stretch of the main road linking Borrisokane and Portumna is likely to remain closed for the rest of the week due to flooding.

Diversions remain in place on the N65 between Borrisokane and the Ferry near Portumna due to high water levels in Carrigahorig. Motorists are advised to use the alternative route via the R438 (Athlone Road) and the R489 (Birr to Portumna Road).

Tipperary County Council believe this road is likely to remain closed for the rest of the week.


Meanwhile, the R438 is also closed at the Angler’s Rest on the Tipperary-Offaly border, with diversions in place from Walshpark to Taylor’s Cross. Motorists are advised to use the R489, N52 and R439 via Birr.

Other areas which are being monitored by Tipperary County Council include the Dunkerrin Road in Templemore, which remains passable at the moment. There is also spot flooding reported on many other routes in Kilbarron, Ballina and Coolbawn.

Persistent rainfall over the weekend has also left vast amounts of farmland underwater.