Friday 24 November 2017

Commuter chaos as truck catches fire on busy road

The truck that went on fire this morning
The truck that went on fire this morning

Kathy Armstrong

There was commuter chaos this morning after a truck caught fire on the N7.

Three fire engines rushed to the scene of the blaze on the Naas Road, Citywest in Dublin.

Dublin Fire Brigade said that the road is now re-opened and traffic is moving well in the area again.

They said: "We have fire engines from Tallaght at truck on fire on the #N7 outbound at #Citywest. Take care in the area.

"We've finished on scene at the truck #fire N7 Naas Rd CityWest outbound. 3 fire engs attended, traffic returning to normal #Dublin

"Naas Rd CityWest. Apologies for delays, we had to wash down the slippery surface working with @MotorwayNetA & @M50Dublin. Road open."

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AA Roadwatch had earlier urged drivers to approach the scene with caution, saying: "N7 Naas Rd outbound down to one lane J3 Citywest due to truck on fire in hard shoulder.

"Heavy smoke, approach with care."

This incident comes just days after a truck overturned on one of the countries busiest road on Saturday.

The vehicle was travelling from the N7 Naas Road inbound at around 7am when the vehicle tipped over on the slipway.

The slipway was closed to traffic as attempts were made to right the large truck.

It's understood there were no serious injuries from either incident.

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