Limerick to Foynes road partially re-opens following waste oil spill

David Hurley


David Hurley


Limerick to Foynes road partially re-opens following waste oil spill

Works to clean-up the oil spill are set to continue. A stop-go system will operate 24 hours a day

MOTORISTS are being advised that a section of the N69 Limerick to Foynes road which was closed for almost a week has partially reopened.

An emergency closure was put in place after almost 30,000 litres of hot waste oil was spilled onto the road near Hegarty’s Cross when a truck jack-knived last Monday evening.

Limerick City and County Council says work to remove the oil and repair the road has been ongoing since.

While a section of the N69  – between Kildimo and Hegarty’s Cross – has now re-opened, the local authority says there are some restrictions.

“A 24-hour single lane closure working under a stop go operation with convoy system will be in place until further notice in order to accommodate the cleanup operation. A 60kph/h speed limit is in force for the duration of the works. Motorists are advised that significant delays are expected during this period,” said a spokesperson who apologised for any convenience caused.

There were no serious injuries as a result of last week’s incident and there has been no pollution caused to any local streams or water wells.

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