BREAKING: Car goes off the road amid torrential downpour in Midlands

Caution is advised

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


BREAKING: Car goes off the road smis torrential downpour in Offaly

Caution is being advised this evening, Friday, June 1, after a car left the road in Offaly.

The car was travelling towards Rathangan from Edenderry when it came off the road on the Edenderry side of Cush bridge at around 4pm.

A number of vehicles were reported stopped at the scene but it is unknown at this time whether there are any injuries.

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People are being asked to approach the area with extreme caution. Emergency services have been notified. 

The accident occurred amid heavy downpours as the county is gripped with intermittent thunder storms. 

Met Eireann is warning that 50mm of rain could fall in some areas by 10pm on Friday night, with spot flooding likely. 

The RSA and gardai have urged road users to slow down and increase braking distances during the severe weather. 

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