Efforts to remove the waste oil are continuing - PICTURE: Facebook / Emmett O'Brien
MOTORISTS are being advised that a section of the N69 Limerick to Foynes road remains closed and will not now re-open to traffic until early next week.
Almost 30,000 litres of hot waste oil was spilled onto the road near Hegarty’s Cross when a truck jack-knived at around 4pm last Monday.
Limerick City and County Council says an emergency road closure remains in place between Kildimo and Hegarty’s Cross with traffic being diverted via the N21 to Rathkeale and via the R518 to Askeaton.
⚠️ Emergency road closure at N69 Hegarty's Cross to Kildimo Village due to a significant oil cleanup operation as a result of a road traffic accident until Monday 23rd March 2020— Limerick Council (@LimerickCouncil) March 20, 2020
More info: https://t.co/c4NK2ZwdxP @aaroadwatch
Local authority crews have been working since Tuesday to remove the oil and repair the damage caused to the road.
According to local councillor, Emmett O’Brien, every effort is being made to ensure that no pollution is caused to local drinking wells.
Nobody was seriously injured in Monday's incident.