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Diversions In Place On Thurles / Nenagh Road

The R498 road, linking Nenagh with Thurles, has been closed this morning between Ballinamona Cross south of Nenagh and Fantane, north of Borrisoleigh village.

The closure has been caused by an accidental fuel spill and the emergency services are currently dealing with the problem.

Motorists are being asked to take extreme care while driving in the area, and to follow diversion signs in place, thus avoiding the area.


Serious Vehicle Collision On Outskirts Of Thurles

Motorists travelling the Thurles to Nenagh Road (R498), are being asked to take care, following a serious road traffic accident, earlier this afternoon.

The accident has occurred near Thurles Racecourse, and directly opposite Stakelums Racecourse Retail Park, on the outskirts of Thurles.

Gardaí together with members of Thurles Fire Brigade and two Ambulance vehicles are presently attending at the scene.

One lane of the roadway is fully blocked, on the Racecourse side, resulting in traffic being slowed down and directed by Gardaí and members of the fire brigade.

Actual details of the accident and any injuries arising, have not yet been established.


Man Killed In Chainsaw Accident In Tipperary

Photo Courtesy M. Bannon, Littleton.

Motorists are being asked to be careful when travelling on the R639 between Horse & Jockey and Littleton as a large tree has been blown down, courtesy of Storm Ophelia, blocking the roadway.

This news comes as we also learn that a male has been killed in a chainsaw accident, while attempting to clear a fallen tree, in south Co. Tipperary.

The man, aged in his early 30s, was gravely injured while attempting to clear a fallen tree at Ballybrado, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, at around 12.30pm this afternoon.

His body has since been removed to Clonmel Hospital, Co. Tipperary.

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Blatant Abandonment Of Cars In Thurles

Woe betide those who park illegally in Thurles on Sunday next, while attending the County Finals in Semple Stadium.

Gardaí have issued a stern warning to all motorists that the “Book will come out”, and fines will issue for any “blatant abandonmenness” of mechanically propelled vehicles.

The immediate area around Semple Stadium hosts a heavy residential population and motorists are therefore reminded to take this into consideration when deciding where to park.

This warning comes about following a series of meetings between Semple Stadium management, the Gardaí and members of the Templemore Thurles Municipal District Council. Those attending highlighted a series of reported incidents, brought about during recent club games. Rights of way were closed off with vehicles double parking and blocking private entrances, which could have led to the restriction of Emergency Medical and Fire Services.


Tipperary Road Death On M8 Motorway

A male, aged 44 years, the driver of a motor vehicle, has been killed when he accidentally collided with a concrete column here in South Co Tipperary.

The only occupant of the motor vehicle, who has as yet has not been named, collided with the concrete structure just after 3.00pm yesterday afternoon, as he was travelling southbound, past Junction 7, on the M8 motorway, in the town-land of Ballyknock, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

The driver was later pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital, where a post-mortem will take place today.

The roadway which later reopened, was closed for a time yesterday, as Garda Forensic Collision Investigators carried out a thorough investigation.

However, Gardaí are still appealing for anyone who may have knowledge regarding the incident, to contact them at Cashel Garda Station, Tel: (062) 75840, or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line Tel: 1800 666 111, or indeed any Garda station.