A “SIGNIFICANT oil spill” has occurred on the Gort Rd in Ennis as far as Crusheen.

Clare County Council issued the safety warning shortly after 11:40 on Tuesday morning to notify road users of the potential danger.

According to the local authority the “significant oil spill” runs along the Gort Rd (R458) from LIDL’s store to Crusheen, an approximate distance of nine kilometres.

Members of the Clare County Fire and Rescue Service are currently dealing with the issue but it is likely to take a number of hours before it is resolved.

Motorists have been advised to take “extreme caution”. “The road surface is very slippery on both lanes and motorists are advised to take extreme caution,” a Council spokesperson stated.

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