diversions

  • Gardaí are advising that diversions will be in place on the main N84 Westport to Ballinrobe road this afternoon due to a large funeral in the Townland of Ballinvoy.

    The diversions will come into effect shortly before 4pm and will remain in place until 8pm.

  • Two men in their 20's were fatally injured in a single vehicle road collision on the Killala Road in Ballina last night.

    The collision occurred at about 11.15 pm when a car, carrying three men, collided with a tree near the Costcutter store on the Killala Road.

    One man in his late 20's was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The other two men - also in their 20's - were taken to Mayo University Hospital where one was later pronounced dead.

    The third man remains in a serious condition in hospital.

    Gardai say the Killala Road in Ballina is closed to facilitate a forensic examination, and local diversions are in place.

    The road is closed from Leigue Cemetery to Gillespie's Garage.

    Motorists travelling from Ballina towards Killala should divert via the Gurteen roundabout on the Crossmolina Road.

    Motorists travelling from Killala towards Ballina should turn left before Coca Cola and go through Belleek.

    Meanwhile, HGVs travelling from Killala towards Ballina should divert after Asahi and use the road by Killala Rock and Mullafarry, while HGVs travelling from Ballina towards Killala should take the Crossmolina Road and turn right for Moygownagh.

    The road is expected to remain closed for much of the day.

    Gardai for appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them in Ballina at 096 - 20560 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

     

  • Five people were taken to hospital following a crash on the N17 between Knock and Kilkelly  yesterday evening.

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

    A car and SUV collided on the N17, close to the turnoff to Kiltimagh, at around 4.50pm yesterday evening.

    One person was airlifted from the scene to University Hospital Galway, and four others were taken by ambulances to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar.

    The extent of their injuries is not known.

    The road remains closed to traffic as a result, and diversions are in place and are expected to remain in place until about noon time today.

     The Garda Forensic Collision investigators are examining the scene this morning

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the crash and anyone with any information is asked to contact Claremorris  garda station at 094 9371222

     

  • The Boyle/Gurteen Rd (R294) is currently closed between Cloonloo and Boyle due to an incident, diversions are in place.

    An arctic truck has overturned on the road after driving too close to the edge.

    Gardai are currently unloading the cargo of the truck and have advised people to use alternate routes.

    It’s expected the road will be fully reopened this evening.

  • Gardaí are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision in Carrownurlar, Milltown, Co. Galway.

    Shortly after 1am on Monday 2nd September 2019 Gardaí, Ambulance Services and local Fire Services attended the scene of a serious collision involving a car and a van at Carrownurlar, Milltown, Galway.

    The driver of the car (Male 30s) was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and sole occupant of the van, a man in his 50s, was taken to Castlebar General Hospital as a precautionary measure.

    The scene is currently preserved and Garda forensic collision investigators have been requested to examine the crash site. The road remains closed and local traffic diversions remain in place.

    Gardaí at Tuam are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward, particularly any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time and may have dash cam footage.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.