Sunday 18 March 2018

Headache for commuters as traffic moving slowly after Bank Holiday weekend

Traffic this morning at the N11/Jobstown. Picture: Dublin City Council
Traffic this morning at the N11/Jobstown. Picture: Dublin City Council
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Traffic is moving slowly this morning after the long Bank Holiday weekend as there were a number of early morning collisions.

In Kildare, AA Roadwartch is reporting a serious crash on M7 northbound before J11 M9. Delays back to J12 Newbridge and diversions are in place.

According to AA Roadwatch, there was also a collision this morning in Tipperary on the Nenagh/Killaloe Road (R494). The road is closed between Newtown and Portroe and gardai are diverting traffic.

Meanwhile, in Dublin there is a crash on Stillorgan Road inbound at Beaver Row. Gardai en route and traffic is slow from from UCD to Donnybrook.

A truck has broken down on Marlborough Street blocking traffic at the jct with Abbey St. Expect delays.

Traffic is slow from Edge's Corner in Fairview to the Five Lamps on Amiens St.

There are also inbound delays on the Swords Road from the Whitehall Flyover to Collins Ave and then further in through Drumcondra.

Commuters are warned to expect delays on the Navan Rd from the railway bridge to the Ashtown R/A.

The North Quays are busy from Ormond Quay to Bachelors Walk and the Grand Canal is busy both ways at Harold's Cross.

Southbound traffic on the M50 is busy from J7 Lucan to J10 Ballymount but northbound traffic is moving well.

According to AA Roadwatch spokesperson Ruth Jephson, traffic was especially quiet over the weekend, but Ms Jephson said drivers should expect delays as the weather improves.

"Even the usual hotspots like Salthill and Howth were quiet enough," she told the Irish Independent.

"Generally on the first bank holiday weekend of the summer you would expect the traffic to be a lot worse due to good weather.

"However, as it gets hotter we will expect the roads to become a lot more congested with people driving to the likes of Howth, Bray and other seaside towns across the country."

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