Multiple crashes on M50 leads to further delays for commuters during heavy rush hour traffic
M50 commuters faced morning delays on the overcrowded motorway once again today.
A collision southbound at Junction 7 Lucan blocked the left lane adding further pressure to the already heavy traffic.
This crash was soon cleared but motorists were warned that congestion was still very heavy on the route.
Meanwhile, a separate crash occurred on the M50 southbound at Junction 6 Blanchardstown in the middle lane.
Collision on M50 J06 - BLANCHARDSTOWN (South) Lanes affected: Lane 2 (14-Nov 08:00) https://t.co/nYOqNCZue6— TII Traffic (@TIITraffic) November 14, 2016
DUBLIN/ M50: Collision s'bound at J6 Blanchardstown moved to the hard shoulder. Slow on approach from J4 Ballymun. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) November 14, 2016
Collision S'bound at J6 has been moved to the hard shoulder and all lanes have reopened. #m50safety— M50 Dublin (@M50Dublin) November 14, 2016
An investigation by the Irish Independent has revealed that almost 159,000 vehicles are now using Dublin's M50 on a daily basis - up 6,300 on the same period of last year.
Rush hour traffic now lasts a full eight hours each day, with the morning peak 7am to 10am, and evening peak 3pm to 7pm.
Commuters are being forced to leave for work an hour earlier because there are so many cars, trucks and buses using the road.
New data from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) shows that every month there are 120 'incidents' including breakdowns. Of these, 50 are collisions.