All national roads cleared, confirm Longford County Council as focus turns to massive clean up operation

Liam Cosgrove


Liam Cosgrove


Every single national primary route in Longford is now clear, county council officials have confirmed this evening.

In a statement, the Council said while it has managed to ensure all major routeways are now passable, a number of them remain decidedly icy.

"All national roads are clear now but some are still poor and extreme caution is needed," read the statement.

"The N55 south of Carrickboy is particularly bad as is the N4 east of Edgeworthstown.

"The R198 from Longford to Arva and the R194 from Longford to Granard to Ballywillian are passable with caution."

Regional roads like the R396 from Granard to Abbeylara is passable but motorists are advised to proceed with caution.

The Council made a similar reference to the R397 Longford to Ballymahon which is partially blocked south of Kenagh.

The same also applies to the R392 from Ballymahon to Lanesboro with a section of road being partially blocked.

Snow clearing operations have been suspended for the night and will recommence at 9am, the Council added.


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