Saturday 29 April 2017

Traffic grinds to a halt as truck jackknifes on M50 ramp

Truck jackknifes on M50. Picture: Dublin Fire Brigade
Truck jackknifes on M50. Picture: Dublin Fire Brigade
Truck jackknifes on M50. Picture: Dublin Fire Brigade
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

There are heavy traffic delays along the M50 this evening after an articulated truck jackknifed at a busy junction.

Dublin Fire Brigade posted a number of pictures of the stricken vehicle online this evening.

The incident happened at Junction five Finglas on the ramp to the N2 after 4pm.

DFB said the southbound exit is open but the northbound section remains closed.

The AA warned commuters to expect delays along the busy motorway.

It is unclear at this stage if anyone was injured in the crash.

Elsewhere in Dublin the Long Mile Rd is busy outbound from the Walkinstown Rd junction onto the Naas Rd and through to join the M50 northbound at the Red Cow Interchange.

The AA also warned that there is a fuel spill on East Wall Rd outbound at the Church Rd junction. Drivers are warned to take extreme care on approach.

There is also a collision blocking the right lane of Beresford Place at the Gardiner St junction.

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