Traffic News

Last updated: 18/01/2021 12:50:11

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for Rain and Hill Snow for Northern Ireland 

Valid Between 00:00 (UTC) on Tue 19 Jan 2021 and 12:00 (UTC) on Wed 20 Jan 2021 

Heavy rain and, later, hill snow likely leads to some disruption during Tuesday and Wednesday.


Persistent, and at times heavy rain, will develop across Northern Ireland,during Monday night. Rainfall accumulations of 20-30 mm are expected quite widely and some places, mostly over higher ground, could see 30-50 mm rain. This wet weather will clear eastwards early on Wednesday. Later on Tuesday rain will also turn to snow over hills, initially down to 300-400 m and then down to 100-200 m Tuesday evening and night. The most widespread snow will be over southern Scotland where accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible above 200-300 m and 5-10 cm may fall above 300-400 m.

What to expect

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding will lead to difficult driving conditions and perhaps some road closures
  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

Further Details 

Counties affected

  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • County Down
  • County Fermanagh
  • County Londonderry
  • County Tyrone


Last updated: 18/01/2021 12:53:17

No reports of any Incidents or Delays

Last updated: 16/01/2021 10:31:48

Roadworks at A52 Crumlin Rd – Ligoniel Rd

Ongoing roadworks will require a lane closure on A52 Crumlin Road heading towards Belfast from Saturday 16 January for one week.

The traffic signal phasing will also be amended over the same period as a result of these works.

Road Users should exercise caution on approach to the temporary layout

Last updated: 15/01/2021 22:02:57

Hillhead Road/ Creagh Road Junction (just west of Old Thatch Inn) – Remains Closed

  • (Diversion via New Hillhead Overbridge, A6 Dual Carriageway, New Creagh Overbridge)

B18 between Creagh Roundabout and Shivers Business Park – Remains Closed

  • (Diversion via Toome Town Centre, Roguery Road, Brecart Roundabout, A6 Toome Bypass, New Creagh Overbridge, Creagh Roundabout)

Sunday 17 January 2021 7am for 2 hours

Toome Bypass Closure of Westbound Carriageway, between Brecart Roundabout and Creagh Junction

  • Diversion via Drumderg Roundabout, Toome Main Street, Creagh Road, Aughrim Road, Magherafelt Bypass, Castledawson Roundabout

Toome Bypass Full Closure Both Directions between Creagh Junction and Brecart Roundabout.

  • Eastbound Closed – Fri 22/01/2021 10pm to Sat 12pm (14hrs) (Diversion via Creagh Junction, Creagh Roundabout, Blackpark Road, Creagh Road, Toome Main Street, Brecart Roundabout)
  • Westbound Closed – Fri 22/01/2021 10pm to Sat 10pm (24hrs) (Diversion via Drumderg Roundabout, Toome Main Street, Creagh Road, Aughrim Road, Magheraflet Bypass, Castledawson Roundabout)

From Monday 04 January 2021 at 6am

Brough Road South/ The Cairns/ St Malachys GAC Junction with the A6 Dual Carriageway

From Mon 04 Jan this Junction will operate as a Left In, Left Out Only



Below is the planned temporary traffic management for the A6D2D scheme week commencing the 18th January 2021

Mon-Fri (0930-1600)

  • A6 mainline Traffic Control from Baranailt Rd to Muldonagh Rd

Tue-Fri (0930-1600)

  • A6 mainline 3-way Traffic Control Dungiven Mainstreet


  • Magheramore Rd Traffic Control from Teeavan Rd to Carnabane Rd

Mon to Fri 07:00 to 18:00 Daily-

  • Fawney Haul Crossing
  • Feeny Rd Haul Crossing

Continuous –

  • Tamnaherin Rd Closure
  • Ballyhanedin Rd Closure
  • Ardmore Rd  Closure
  • Baranailt Rd South Closure
  • Mavis Rd Closure
  • Gulf Rd Closure
  • Gortilea Rd Closure
  • A6 Mainline Hard shoulder Closure, West bound and Eastbound, from Foreglen Rd to Gulf Rd
  • Killunaught Rd Closure
  • Closure of climbing lane from Ballyhanedin Rd to Muldonagh-A6
  • Closure of Lane one of climbing lane from Ardmore Rd to the Foreglen Rd -A6
  • Closure of Ervey Rd from A6 Glenshane Rd to Birch Rd
  • B118 Tamnaherin Road - closed A6 Glenshane Road to U151 Fawney Road - 7am 4 Jan 2021 - 10pm 15 March 2021 
Last updated: 15/01/2021 11:25:52

Completion of resurfacing works on the A32 Irvinestown Road at Drumharvey is due to recommence on Monday 18 January 2021.

Due to the nature of the works it will be necessary to operate a road closure between 9.00 am and 4.30 pm from Monday 18 January to Friday 22 January 2021 to facilitate the laying of the final surfacing layers.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the works and local access for residents will be maintained at all times, although delays may be experienced. 

Advanced information signage to advise the public of the pending closure will be in place and the diversion route will be signed.

Traffic travelling from Dromore will be diverted via Fintona Road, B46 Galbally Road, Main Street Trillick, Kilskeery Road, Main Street Ballinamallard, Enniskillen Road to A32 Mossfield Road.

From Irvinestown traffic will be diverted via A35 Kesh Road, B72 Manoo Road, B4 Letterboy Road, Ederney, B4 Edenamohill Road, Lack, B4 Drumlish Road to A32 Clanabogan Road.

Resurfacing scheme for A32 Irvinestown Road at Drumharvey | Department for Infrastructure (

Last updated: 11/01/2021 06:17:48

From 600m South of Garvaghy Bridge Road To Ballynasaggart Road

Lane closure to facilitate construction of cycle path and associated works.

Closure to operare: 7th January at 08:00hrs to 5th February at 16:00hrs (Continuously)

Traffic control to operate, delays expected.

Work being carried out by

DFI Mid Ulster South

Estimated delay

5-15 minutes

Last updated: 04/01/2021 12:29:36

Until further notice the Black’s Road and Cairnshill Park & Rides will be closed each evening at 7.30pm.