Motorway closed as truck catches fire
MOTORISTS experienced long delays on a busy motorway yesterday after a truck caught fire.
Two northbound lanes of the M7/M8 Limerick to Dublin route near junction 15 outside Portlaoise were closed as units of the Laois fire brigade tackled the blaze.
The cab of the vehicle was destroyed in the fire, but the driver managed to get out and raise the alarm.
The road was closed again later for a short time so the truck could be removed.