Tuesday 17 October 2017

'Dublin is like Die Hard 3' - Twitter reacts to #Gridlock following Port Tunnel fire

Traffic at a standstill in Dublin's Fairview area (Photo: Rachel Last)
Traffic at a standstill in Dublin's Fairview area (Photo: Rachel Last)
Traffic chaos at the M1 entrance to the Port Tunnel this morning after a truck caught fire in the tunnel (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Traffic chaos at the M1 entrance to the Port Tunnel this morning after a truck caught fire in the tunnel (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Traffic chaos at the M1 entrance to the Port Tunnel this morning after a truck caught fire in the tunnel (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Traffic chaos at the M1 entrance to the Port Tunnel this morning after a truck caught fire in the tunnel (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Traffic chaos at the M1 entrance to the Port Tunnel this morning after a truck caught fire in the tunnel (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Traffic chaos at the M1 entrance to the Port Tunnel this morning after a truck caught fire in the tunnel (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Traffic chaos at the M1 entrance to the Port Tunnel this morning after a truck caught fire in the tunnel (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Dublin Twitter users are reacting to the traffic in Dublin as the capital is brought to a halt by a fire in the Port Tunnel.

Some commuters have given up on their commute and gone for coffee while others have "taken an hour to crawl about 150 metres".

A new-found appreciation for the Port Tunnel is evident with people tweeting "Goes to show how essential the Post Tunnel is to the city.

"I don't like life without the port tunnel' with the hashtag #MissingPortTunnel.

Google Maps is being used as a traffic update service as users log in to check how many red lines there are around the city (spoiler: there's a lot.)

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