POOR weather conditions combined with a road accident have meant journeys on Dublin’s M50 are taking six times longer than usual this morning.
It was taking over an hour at the rush hour peak this morning for commuters to travel from Junction three at the M1 to Junction 12 at Firhouse, according to AA roadwatch.
Although delays have now eased, it is still taking 45 minutes to travel between the M1 and Junction six at Blanchardstown - a journey which usually takes seven minutes.
Meanwhile the on ramp from the N4 on the Lucan road onto M50 northbound is blocked by a collision.
All inbound routes into the city centre also experienced heavy delays.
It is believed the delays were caused due to the volume of traffic on the roads – it has been the first morning of very poor weather since schools returned last month.
Commuters could face more misery however, as Met Eireann don't expect the rain to clear until tomorrow evening.