Wednesday 7 December 2016

Traffic delays as emergency services attend two separate car fires in Dublin and Cork

Sasha Brady

Published 12/12/2015 | 16:04

Dublin Fire Brigade attended a car on fire at the M50 southbound at Junction 9
Dublin Fire Brigade attended a car on fire at the M50 southbound at Junction 9

Emergency services have been called to the scene of two separate car fires in Dublin and Cork as turbulent weather causes traffic chaos.

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Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene at the M50 southbound at Junction 9 by the Red Cow Hotel roundabout.

AA Roadwatch are urging motorists to take extra care on approach as visibility may be affected.

An earlier incident occurred in Cork on the M8 Dublin/ Cork Road at approximately 3pm.

The road is down to one lane southbound at Junction 14 Fermoy North due to a car on fire.

There are no reported injuries.

Dublin Fire Brigade were also forced to respond to a call from a helpless motorist who attempted to get off the M1 motorway using the ramp at Junction 5 Balbriggan.

The road was impassable due to flooding and crews from Balbriggan and Finglas helped with the rescue.

The incident comes as Ireland enters another weekend of turbulent weather.

A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for counties of Munster and much of Leinster and Connacht.

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