31 December 2015, 4pm
By David O’Sullivan
The N25 between Castlemartyr and Killeagh still remains severely flooded and will not re-open to traffic until tomorrow (New Years Day) at the earliest.
The following updated traffic plan has been agreed between Cork County Council and An Garda Siochana and will come into place at 4.30pm today.
East bound traffic traveling from Cork towards Youghal– this traffic will be diverted left at the Traffic lights in Castlemartyr village onto the L3805 as far as Mogeely village. Diverted traffic will then turn right in Mogeely onto the L3809 Mogeely/Killeagh road and will rejoin the N.25 in Killeagh village. Diversion signs will be in place.
West Bound traffic traveling from Youghal towards Cork City – this traffic will be diverted right in Killeagh village onto the L3809 Mogeely/Killeagh road as far as Mogeely. Traffic will then turn left in Mogeely onto the L3805 Mogeely/Castlemartyr Road and continue to Castlemartyr where they will turn right and rejoin the N.25 Cork/Waterford road.
Gardai remind motorists that delays are expected on this diversion and we are appealing to the public to slow down; exercise extreme caution and to expect oncoming Heavy Goods Vehicles while travelling this route. All other alternative routes are not passable due to the continued severe flooding in the area. Gardai are appealings to motorist to obey the directional signs and where possible to avoid using the N25.