Friday 28 April 2017

Major traffic delays across the country as people flock to tourist hot spots to enjoy good weather

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Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

If you're heading out to soak up the sun this afternoon, be prepared to expect traffic delays.

The M50 southbound is "very busy" at the moment due to racing at Leopardstown.

There are reports of tailbacks from the Ballinteer (J13) exit to Blanchardstown and motorists are being warned to expect delays if heading south.

Meanwhile, sun seekers hoping to visit tourist hot spots in Wicklow will also be faced with delays this afternoon.

Traffic is heavy on all approaches to Glendalough, especially on the Laragh/Glendalough Rd.

For anyone enjoying the good weather in Dublin, a water protest is currently causing delays in the city centre.

The protest has currently arrived at Dame St which is now closed as a result. Traffic is now moving freely again along the quays.

In Meath, the Navan/Kingscourt Rd is closed following a collision this afternoon.

People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A man (19) was killed in the crash, while a woman and two children travelling in the other car were injured. Forensics are currently at the scene and it is not known what time the road will reopen.

AA Roadwatch are urging people to consider public transport options where possible as traffic is heavier than usual on routes near scenic areas.

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