Sligo County Council Roads / Weather Update

Sligo County Council Roads / Weather Update

Sligo County Council roads and fire crews were working through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Update - 8th December - 12.30 pm

Conditions remain hazardous and a number of roads remain closed or partially blocked. Motorists and other road users are asked to exercise care on all routes over the coming days as trees damaged by storm Barra could be vulnerable. People are also asked to stay away from coastal areas. Pedestrians in urban areas are asked to beware of falling slates

The following roads are closed to traffic:

  • Second Sea road Sligo
  • Gibraltar Road
  • Long Stretch Aughamore
  • L2701-0 Clooneen Dromore West

Crews currently dealing with fallen trees in a number of areas:

  • Tourlestrane to Aclare road at Coolrevil
  • Strandhill Road/Sea Road junction
  • Dromore West side of Easkey village
  • L52113 near Sooey
  • Ransboro and Knocknarea
  • Crozon Park, Sligo
  • Storm damage to traffic lights at N15/Rosses Point junction Sligo
  • L2701-0 (82) Clooneen, Dromore West
  • Kilmactranny to Boyle county boundary

Water supply to areas served from Carrigans reservoir interrupted due to power outage

If you come across a fallen tree or other road debris, please do not try to remove it, contact Sligo County Council’s emergency numbers:

  • Sligo County Area: 086 8569416
  • Sligo Urban area: 087 2600111

 

Update - 8th December - 7.30 am

While the Orange weather warning is due to expire at 8 am, conditions remain hazardous and a number of roads remain closed or partially blocked.  Motorists and other road users are asked to exercise care on all routes. 

Crews are dealing with fallen trees in a number of areas, including

  • Tonaphubble Lane, Sligo
  • Gurteen to Ballymote Road
  • ‘Side road’ at Bertie’s Pitch and putt off N15
  • N17 at Ballinacarrow
  • Riverstown to Drumfin Road
  • Quarryfield to Bell’s Cross Bunninnadden
  • Drumbeg West (L5902 to L1902)
  • L2801 Coolaney Road from N17

The R287 "Long stretch" Sligo to Dromahair road is flooded.  Signage is in place.

With gale to storm force winds continuing, People are strongly advised to stay away from coastal areas.  Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding will also occur.

Residents of Ballincar, Springfield and surrounding areas requested to avoid using the Mardyke during High Tide 8am – 9am this morning, please use alternative routes such as Scotsman’s Walk.

Motorists and other road users are asked to exercise extreme care on all areas of the county due to the danger of fallen trees and branches.  Pedestrians in urban areas are asked to beware of fallen slates, and all outdoor street furniture should be removed.

If you come across a fallen tree or other road debris, please do not try to remove it, contact Sligo County Council’s emergency numbers:

  • Sligo County Area: 086 8569416
  • Sligo Urban area: 087 2600111

 


Update - 7th December - 11.00 pm

With a RED weather warning in force for Sligo’s coastal areas, and an ORANGE weather warning in place for all inland areas of county Sligo, motorists are asked to undertake road journeys only if absolutely necessary and to avoid coastal areas.

Updates

  • L5902 to L1902 Drumbeg West closed
  • Gibraltar Road impassable due to sea surge
  • R294 Quarryfield to Bell’s Cross Bunninadden closed
  • Knockahoney Road between Tubbercurry and Aclare closed
  • Barrack Road Riverstown cleared and re-opened to traffic
  • Drumcliffe to Carney Road cleared and re-opened to traffic
  • N16 at Doonally cleared and re-opened to traffic
  • Old N4 Sligo side of Castlebaldwin – cleared and re-opened to traffic

Sligo County Council Roads crews are removing fallen trees in a number of areas throughout the county,

  • L2801 Coolaney Road
  • Gurteen to Tubbercurry Rd at Quarryfield Cross
  • Highwood Geevagh
  • Faughts Lane Calry
  • R290 Ballintogher to Dromahair Road

Motorists and other road users are asked to exercise extreme care on all areas of the county due to the danger of fallen trees and branches.  Pedestrians in urban areas are asked to beware of fallen slates, and all outdoor street furniture should be removed.

If you come across a fallen tree or other road debris, please do not try to remove it, contact Sligo County Council’s emergency numbers:

  • Sligo County Area: 086 8569416
  • Sligo Urban area: 087 2600111

 


Update - 7th December - 8.30 pm

People are strongly advised to stay away from coastal areas.  Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding will also occur.

An ORANGE weather warning is in place for all inland areas of county Sligo, from 8pm this evening Tuesday, expiring 8am Wednesday.

Motorists are asked to undertake road journeys only if absolutely necessary

Sligo County Council Roads crews are removing fallen trees in a number of areas throughout the county,

  • L2801 Coolaney Road
  • R294 Lough Talt
  • Gurteen to Tubbercurry Road at Quarryfield Cross
  • Highwood, Geevagh

Gibraltar Road is impassable due to sea surge.

Residents of Ballincar, Springfield and surrounding areas requested to avoid using the Mardyke during High Tide 8 am – 9 am Wednesday morning, please use alternative routes such as Scotsman’s Walk.

Motorists and other road users are asked to exercise extreme care on all areas of the county due to the danger of fallen trees and branches.  Pedestrians in urban areas are asked to beware of fallen slates, and all outdoor street furniture should be removed.

If you come across a fallen tree or other road debris, please do not try to remove it, contact Sligo County Council’s emergency numbers:

  • Sligo County Area: 086 8569416
  • Sligo Urban area: 087 2600111

 


Update - 7th December - 5 pm

People are strongly advised to stay away from coastal areas.  Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is also expected.

An ORANGE weather warning is in place for all inland areas of county Sligo, from 8pm this evening Tuesday, expiring 8am Wednesday.

Motorists are asked to undertake road journeys only if absolutely necessary

Motorists and other road users are asked to exercise extreme care on all areas of the county due to the danger of fallen trees and branches.  Pedestrians in urban areas are asked to beware of fallen slates, and all outdoor street furniture should be removed.

If you come across a fallen tree or other road debris, please do not try to remove it, contact Sligo County Council’s emergency numbers:

  • Sligo County Area: 086 856 9416
  • Sligo Urban area: 087 260 0111

  


Second Sea Road - Closure

Due to predicted high tides together with storm surge associated with Storm Barra, the L-75011 Second Sea Road will be closed from 19:00hrs this evening (7th December) to 10:00hrs tomorrow morning (8th December) between the entrance to Aylesbury Park and its junction with the First Sea Road.

The public are advised to stay clear of this area during these times.

 

Strandhill promenade Closure

Vehicular access to the promenade at Strandhill will continue to be restricted at the main car park until late tomorrow morning as a precautionary measure due to high tides and expected storm surge from Storm Barra.

The public are asked to avoid this area during this time.

 


Motorists and other road users are asked to exercise extreme care on all routes as there are reports of fallen trees and branches throughout the county.

Sligo County Council Roads crews responded to fallen trees and other hazards in the following areas Tuesday morning:

  • N15 south of Grange
  • Drum road at Manorhamilton junction
  • Harbour road Moneygold, Grange
  • Rosses Point
  • Carncash road Rathcormack
  • Highwood Road, Geevagh
  • Culleenamore, Strandhill
  • Collooney-Coolaney Road

Severe or damaging gusts are predicted with winds of 100 to 130 km/h, with localised stronger winds likely. Due to a combination of high waves, storm surge and high tide, coastal flooding is expected.  Falls of sleet and hill snow are also likely. Pedestrians in urban areas are asked to beware of fallen slates, and all outdoor street furniture should be removed.

Vehicular access to the Promenade Strandhill is restricted due to high tide and expected storm surge, the public are asked to avoid the area at this time.

When the extreme weather passes, road users will still have to contend with potentially hazardous road conditions such as flooded roads and downed pylons, lines, trees, branches, and other debris which could block roads.  Please obey any road closures or diversions put in place by Local Authorities and An Garda Síochána.

Updates on weather conditions are available on the following link

https://www.met.ie/forecasts/meteorologists-commentary