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Neglected Thurles Roads Flooded Due To Storm Dennis

Mill Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

A Status Yellow rain and wind warning by Met Éireann remains in place for the entire country as Storm Dennis bring wet and very windy weather to Tipperary, over this weekend and into next Monday.

A severe wind warning for the whole of the county was issued yesterday, from 3:00am today Saturday, 15th February 2020 until 8:00pm tonight Saturday, 15-Feb-2020. A severe rain warning came into play from 6:00am today until 9:00pm.

Wind gusts in excess of 100km/h are being forecast in exposed hilly areas, while spells of heavy rain have left Tipperary’s many neglected roads, badly flooded.

Drivers of motor vehicles are being asked to take exceptional care.

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Pipe-Laying Works To Begin On Thomond Road, Thurles

As part of the Liberty Square enhancement scheme main works, Mr David Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd. working with Tipperary County Council and currently undertaking construction work to enhance the construction of the new off-street carpark, (latter positioned on the South side of Liberty Square, to the rear of the now demolished Griffin’s newsagency shop).

Thomond Road, leading east joining the more recently erected Thurles foot-bridge and left unto Emmet Street, behind Tesco Supermarket.

This work will eventually include the re-configuration of existing carriageways, footways and overall shared access, as well as associated drainage, ducting and other ancillary works identified.

As part of this progressing work, it will be necessary to lay a storm drainage pipe along a section of Thomond Road, latter which will outfall to the River Suir.

Be warned that to this end Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd. intends to commence such necessary work, in relation to this storm drainage pipeline, along Thomond Road, Thurles, beginning from next Monday, February 17th, 2020.

Traffic Management will be in place for the period of this upgrade, which will for the most part consist of a Traffic Lights system of vehicle control. The works along Thomond Road are expected to take approximately 3 to 4 weeks.

Tipperary County Council apologise for any inconvenience these necessary works will cause.

For any further information, please contact David Walsh Civil Engineering Tel: (059) 9144448 during office hours (Weekdays 8am to 6pm) or email info@dwce.ie .

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Tipperary Co. Council Engineers Wasting Money

We here at Thurles.Info first joked about it, on September 17th, 2018; well what else can you do when you are dealing with personnel who have little or no regard for the spending of local taxpayer’s money. [Please Click HERE.]

Clongour Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, showing the need for 18-wheeler trucks to mount kerbing in order to navigate the extended corner.

We further discussed the same subject again, more seriously, on December 5th, 2018. [Please Click HERE.]

Powerless local municipal district councillors remained, as usual, silent; demonstrating their inability to operate comment on social media.

Clongour Road / Slievenamon Road T junction this morning


Taxpayers and Thurles Chamber of Commerce members, as usual also remained silent, latter Chamber members choosing to pursue instead, personal self-interests, regarding certain planning applications being sought in Mitchel Street.

So, here again is yet one more blatant example of where Tipperary County Council road engineers have insisted on flushing gained Local Property Tax (LPT) increases down the proverbial toilet.

Readers can view at first hand the feeble attempts and laughable efforts made by the Tipperary Co. Council road engineer, to force large vehicles off the kerbing, by using thin hollow piping, latter embedded in cement. This money wasting exercise, today, can be viewed at the Clongour Road / Slievenamon Road T junction.

This work was undertaken, just before Christmas, by a private company (Tipperary Co. Council refuse to employ staff choosing instead to employ outside contractors at triple the cost), using a Plastic Bollard and a Plastic Ridgeguard type Pedestrian Restraint Barrier to give warning to advancing traffic, until the cement had dried around the hollow pipes. Both the plastic bollard and the barrier have now both been destroyed by large vehicles and remain strewn about the stated area.

Who sanctioned and signed off on this irresponsible, unqualified piece of witless decision making?
Perhaps local councillors will discuss this at their next meeting, and include that for over two months most of the traffic lights are out of sync and some green 120-volt bulbs are NOT working.

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M7 Reopens After A Series Of Tipperary Collisions

Gardaí have issued a warning to all motorists requesting that they drive with greater care, following a number of collisions on the M7 in Co. Tipperary this afternoon.

All of the vehicle crashes occurred, following prevailing bad weather conditions, including in particular, a series of hail showers, which are presently affecting Co. Tipperary.

The M7 was forced to close in both directions between Nenagh town and the village of Birdhill in North Tipperary, following a series of crashes on both sides of the motorway.
Note: We understand that this route is now open again since 2:00pm this afternoon. 

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Teen Arrested Following Tipperary Multi-Vehicle Collision

A man in his late teens was arrested and taken to Thurles Garda Station yesterday, following the possible theft of a motor vehicle, latter which was involved in a multi-vehicle collision on the M8 Motorway, between Junction 4 (Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny) and Junction 5 (Two-Mile-Borris turn off, Thurles, Co. Tipperary).

The multi-vehicle collision, which happened just before 7:00am yesterday morning, involved two cars and a truck.

A man in his late teens was rushed to South Tipperary General Hospital suffering from serious injuries.

Gardaí believe that one of the vehicles, a car, latter involved in the collision, was taken without the owner’s permission from a property in Castletroy, Co. Limerick, late the previous evening.

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