Saturday 19 August 2017

Motorists experience delays after coach fire on M50

Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the scene and extinguished the blaze. Stock picture
Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the scene and extinguished the blaze. Stock picture
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Commuters in Dublin experienced delays this morning after a coach went on fire on the M50/M11.

Motorists were using the hard shoulder on the southbound lane during the incident.

The coach fire was extinguished but the vehicle remained on the hard shoulder afterwards.

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesperson confirmed to Independent.ie that the engine of the coach went on fire.

"We had units in the area, but the incident is now over," they said.

AA Roadwatch have warned drivers that visibility may be affected in the area due to the smoke.

Elsewhere in Dublin, gardaí are at the scene of an incident blocking the right lane of Parkgate St inbound just after the Infirmary Road junction.

In Limerick, fog around the city centre is causing slight delays for drivers.

Motorists are being asked to use their fog lights when needed, but to switch them off when no longer necessary.

Meanwhile, Irish Rail have informed their customers that the 07.35 Connolly Station to Belfast train is experiencing delays of up to 20 minutes due to a mechanical fault.

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