Police are to close the road leading to the city’s famous Blue Highway following a fire in Cork city centre.
The fire started in a garage in the city centre shortly after 9pm on Sunday and was put out by 8.15am.
The Blue Highway is part of the city network and runs from the Old Bailey in Dublin west to County Armagh in County Armadale.
The city’s fire service has declared a state of emergency in Cork.
It is expected to take several days for all the traffic lights and emergency services to be operational.
A number of roads will remain closed.
There will be a temporary closure to all motor vehicles on the Blue Highway.
Roads to be closed:Aberdeen Road from Rathgar to the Mater to Dublin City Centre – 2.50am.
Cork City Centre to the Grand Canal to the North Circular Road from Cork to Rathgar – 2pm.
Mannish Road to the City Centre from the city to the Connolly Street Bridge – 2am.
East Road from the Mascot River Bridge to the East Circular road – 2:45am.
Daly Road to Cork City Centre with a temporary detour in place – 3.00am.
Tipperary Road from Limerick to Rathfarnham – 3:30am.
Aberdashes Road from Donegal to Limerick – 4.30pm.
Derry Road from Derry to Limford – 4:00pm.
Ballybofey Road from Clare to Rathford – 5.30am