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'Extreme caution needed' after truck catches fire on busy M50


Pic via @Batesyd  Twitter

Pic via @Batesyd Twitter

Pic via @Batesyd Twitter

Motorists on the M50 have been urged to take caution after the rear end of a truck caught fire, causing smoke visibility problems in the area.

The incident happened at the Blanchardstown exit where the truck has moved onto the hard shoulder.

AA Roadwatch said: "Extreme caution needed on M50 northbound after J6 Blanchardstown as thick smoke is affecting visibility."

There are delays on approach to the incident, with tailbacks as far as Junction 7 Lucan northbound and Junction 5 Finglas Southbound.

The fire has now been extinguished. Motorists are urged to continue taking extra care in the area.

There was another serious incident on the M3 this morning, where eight cattle escaped onto the road and caused several collisions.

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