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re: N5 Castlebar Westport Closure yesterday

Posted by jj on September 30, 2011 at 14:21:22:

In Reply to: N5 Castlebar Westport Closure yesterday posted by Observer on September 30, 2011 at 11:03:05:

Well given that the a major artery across (or under the Thames) in London was closed last week because of an accident on the approach road for a period of 6hrs - it was less than the above time frame but there was no fatality.

To answer separately

1 - no idea
2 - I think the answer is yes, above example is UK, but I have seen reports of M50 closed for a period of time (even with no fatality)
3 - the remval of the deceased doesn't speed up the forensic work.
4 - given the size of the road and the likelihood of any vehicle taking up half the road, not feasible.
5 - Don't know

6 - That decision would be taken by the Superintendent, and more satisfactory than no flow of traffic. All roads are usable for all traffic.

7 - no, investigation would take precedence. The fact the accident took place on minor or major road is irrelevant.
8 - There would be I think.

I think you can address the council or the press officer of the Gardai - they are employees of the state and subject to it not impacting any potential court case should be willing to share information.

I would say that the roads around Islandeady are sufficient but for temporary traffic flow . It is a burden but a final note, be glad you weren't in the accident.

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