Flooded road at Castleplunkett reopens

The Castleplunkett-Ballintubber road at Castleplunkett has reopened after being closed for several weeks because of extensive flooding.

  Roscommon County Council raised the road, which is now open to a single lane of traffic, with traffic lights in operation.

  The news has been welcomed by local councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice, but he said that a permanent solution must be found.

  “I want to thank Roscommon County Council staff for their work on this road,” he said.

  “The issue regarding the massive flooding on the Tulsk side of Castleplunkett will take a major funding investment by the Government. I urge everyone to get this commitment from all election candidates.

  “With the water level now at 6 ft high on the road, it will take quite some time for this road to reopen. With Government help, this problem can be permanently solved.”