Monday 11 December 2017

Collisions and restrictions due to Royal visit cause headache for commuters

Traffic on the M50
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A number of collisions and traffic restrictions introduced to facilitate the last day of the Royal visit are causing delays for commuters this evening.

In Dublin there is a crash on Morehampton Rd outbound at the Herbert Park junction in the bus lane.

In Kildare there has been a crash at the roundabout just off the M7 southbound at J9 Naas North, adding to delays in the area.

The Limerick/Mitchelstown Rd (R513) is closed between Ballylanders and Garryspillane due to a cras, the AA has advised motorists.

Meanwhile in the capital a collision on North King St heading towards Queen St blocking the right lane caused problems earlier but has now been cleared with no delays reported in the area.

Meanwhile, on the M50 southbound a crash at the Firhouse junction has been cleared.

Elsewhere there is a collision on the N24 Limerick/Tipperary Rd near the turn-off for Caherconlish, care is advised on approach.

Restrictions which were in place to allow a garda escort as part of arrangements for the visit of Prince Charles and Camilla have been lifted but traffic remains slow.

Emergency services dealing with a breakdown on the on ramp of the M1 inbound at J3 Swords, in the left lane.

A second breakdown has also been reported on the Chapelizod bypass at the Kylemore slip.

Restrictions to the M50 northbound between J14 Leopardstown Rd and J12 Firhouse have been lifted but it's still very slow northbound from J15 Kilternan, according to the AA.

At Red Cow interchange the restrictions have also been lifted, but traffic is very heavy as a result from the Long Mile Rd outbound onto the Naas Rd and up to the interchange.

Separately a fuel spill on the Clarehall Rd (R139) eastbound between the Clonshaugh Rd R/A and the Baldoyle Ind Estate has now been cleared.

"It's already slow eastbound there approaching Northern Cross and westbound approaching the Clonshaugh Road," the AA said.

Earlier emergency services responded to an 8-car crash on the Katherine Tynan Road between the Belgard Road and Sylvan Drive.

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