ESB customers left without power as blaze breaks out at Dublin substation
Published 03/03/2016 | 18:41
Almost 200 ESB customers were left without power tonight when a fire broke out at an electrical substation in Dublin.
Two units of the Dublin Fire Brigade from Donnybrook and Nutrgove responded to the blaze in the Mulvey Park area of Dundrum.
Crews from ESB also responded to the incident which occurred shortly before 8pm.
Power to many customers has already been restored due to the quick actions of both teams.
Earlier this evening, commuters experienced traffic chaos in Dublin city centre after a truck went on fire at the Port Tunnel.
The incident occurred shortly after 5pm on the M1 just north of the tunnel, but affected traffic in the tunnel bores.
Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and extinguished the fire.
Gardai filtered traffic into one lane exiting the tunnel to ensure commuters were kept moving.
Motorists met long delays on East Wall Road from North Wall Quay and Sean Moore Road while the incident was ongoing.
A recovery vehicle is at Port Tunnel northbound exit to remove an HGV which caught fire earlier.Traffic can get by in the right lane.— Traffic Mgmt. Centre (@DCCTraffic) March 3, 2016
One lane northbound is open to traffic with speed restrictions in place. There remain diversions from Swords Rd O/B onto Coolock Lane.— Traffic Mgmt. Centre (@DCCTraffic) March 3, 2016