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Friday 28 July 2017

Collisions causing delays for Bank Holiday commuters

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A number of collisions are causing travel chaos for drivers this evening as the Bank Holiday weekend gets underway.

In the capital a crash on the Crumlin Road at Seagull House is causing delays.

The road is closed and diversions are in place.

Traffic in the area is backed up to the Coombe Hospital. Delays have also been reported on the canal from the Harold's Cross side.

There is a collision too on the Ballybough Road at the Spring Garden junction, gardai are at the scene.

A third crash on the northside of the city is also causing problems.

The AA reports that a collision on the Phibsborough Road outbound before Hart’s Corner, emergency services are blocking one of the outbound lanes, while traffic is using one of the inbound ones.

Meanwhile, there has also been a collision on the Ballymote/Charlestown Rd is closed at Doocastle Cross. Motorists have been asked to avoid the area where possible.

An incident on Leopardstown road at Brewery Lane junction blocked the left lane and part of the right one but the AA reports that this has now been cleared again.

Traffic is also slow on a number of the country's main roads due to bank holiday traffic. This includes the long delays heading into Adare on the N21 Limerick/Tralee Rd southbound in Limerick.

Meanwhile, in Wexford it is slow on the N11 Dublin/Wexford Rd southbound heading into Ferns and again at Enniscorthy.

According to the AA:

The M50 southbound is slow at J6 Blachardstown and again from J13 Ballinteer down past J5 Bray North on the M11. Northbound delays are from J13 Sandyford to J9 Red Cow, while further along, there are delays again at J7 Lucan.

A number of events are taking place around the country which will also have an impact on traffic including Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in Meath, Cat Laughs comedy festival in Kilkenny and Ireland BikeFest which is taking place in Killarney.

Motorists in Laois have been warned there is a fuel spillage on the Mountmellick/Emo Rd (R422) in Mountmellick and the Council has been notified.

The Ballymote/Charlestown Road is closed at Doocastle Cross due to a serious crash, drivers are advised to avoid the area.

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