Sunday 22 April 2018

Dublin Port Tunnel completely closed due to 'truck blowing engine' in rush hour traffic

Dublin Port Tunnel
Dublin Port Tunnel
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Commuters travelling via Dublin's port tunnel tonight have been warned to expect delays due to an incident earlier this evening.

Both bores of the tunnel were closed as a result of the incident that occurred shortly after 6pm.

It is understood that a truck blew part of its engine while travelling through the tunnel.

Emergency services including several units from the Dublin Fire Brigade responded to the scene.

Dublin City Council said that the HGV ban was not lifted while the incident is ongoing.

Traffic was diverted to East Wall Road while the road was being cleared.

The incident has now been dealt with but traffic disruption is likely tonight.

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