Friday 20 October 2017

Traffic chaos for commuters after eight early-morning collisions

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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Commuters are facing traffic chaos this morning as gardai were called to deal with six collisions in Co Dublin this morning.

AA Roadwatch is reporting that there was a crash on the M1 southbound off ramp at J4 Donabate. Motorists are warned to expect delays.

Gardai are also dealing with another crash on the slip road onto the M1 southbound at J3 Swords. This crash has now been cleared and traffic is moving well.

There is crash on the M50 southbound before J6 Blanchardstown but a second crash further on before J7 Lucan has been cleared. As a result of the crashes, traffic is slow from before J5 Finglas.

AA Roadwatch reported a fifth collision on the Clontarf Road inbound at the Alfie Byrne Road Junction that is blocking the bus lane. However, it's not causing any major delays.

Meanwhile in the city centre, the left lane of North King Street inbound was blocked at the Church St Junction following a crash. This road has now re-opened.

There are also delays inbound on Long Mile Road from before the Walkinstown Road Junction to Our Lady's Hospital.

It's busy this morning along the North Quays and Bachelor's Walk so motorists are urged to take care.

Inbound traffic is also busy from the Whitehall Flyover to Collins Ave on the Swords Road.

In other parts of the country, gardai are dealing with a crash on N15 Ballybofey/Donegal Road near the Roadhouse Bar outside Ballybofey. This crash has now been cleared.

In Co Down, there are also reports of a collision in the right lane of the M1 towards Belfast after J6 Saintfield Rd. AA Roadwatch report that traffic is slow on approach.

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