Thursday 23 November 2017

Commuters facing long delays after several rush hour collisions

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Commuters in the capital are facing significant delays this evening following a number of separate incidents.

A crash before the M1 interchange on the M50 in the left middle lane and hard shoulder is adding to delays.

The M1 northbound is also suffering severe delays following a collision which has now been cleared.

Traffic on the M50 northbound is slow from Junction 12 Firhouse to Junction 7 and from the Ballymun junction.

The M50 southbound is also slow from from the Blanchardstown junction to the Lucan junction, where a crash is blocking the left lane and hard shoulder.

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A pedestrian was involved in an accident on the Luas lines today

A woman was also injured when she  fell onto the Red Line Luas tracks.

A Tweet from the Luas Twitter account said: "Red Line running with delays inbound from Museum as a pedestrian has fallen and requires assistance from the Emergency Services."

They said that the service was delayed but has since fully reopened.

An earlier crash further south has been cleared but is also causing delays.

An incident on N7 Naas Rd inbound has been cleared after Newlands Cross Flyover  but delays are back to Citywest.

A crash at J2 Kingswood has been moved to the hard shoulder.

Elsewhere in the capital collisions have also been cleared on Coolock Lane and on the Shelbourne Road.

Meanwhile, across the country traffic is slow southbound on the N7 Dublin/Limerick Road.

In Wexford there are delays in Ballinaboola where a stop-go system is in place.

Today is also final day of the National Ploughing Championships at Screggan outside Tullamore and traffic is busy on a number of routes as people leave the site.

In Cork a number of main routes are busy and traffic in the city centre is slow from Gorgans's Quay to Camden Place and between Lavitt's Quay and Anderson's Quay according to the AA.

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