Multiple collisions and wet weather lead to significant traffic delays
Collisions on the Grand Canal and M50 have lead to significant delays this morning.
Dublin Fire Brigade attended the crash just before the Portobello Bridge, at the junction of Rathmines Road Lower and Grove Road before 7am this morning.
Delays along the Grand Canal due to a collision on Grove Road at Portobello Bridge— Traffic Mgmt. Centre (@DCCTraffic) December 8, 2016
It has been moved off the road but delays in the area have lead to traffic being backed up to Sally’s Bridge.
A breakdown on the M50 has been confined to the hard shoulder on the M50 junction 3.
Breakdown on M50 J03 - M1/M50 (South) Lanes affected: Hard Shoulder (08-Dec 07:02) https://t.co/nYOqNCHSPw— TII Traffic (@TIITraffic) December 8, 2016
Shortly after 9am there was a collision on the M50 at Junction 7 Palmerstown, Southbound. Gardaí are warning people to expect delays.
M50: Collision on M50, jctn 7, Palmerstown Southbound as slip road merges with M50. Delays expected.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 8, 2016
Emergency services are also attending a collision on the M50 between junction 16 Cherrywood and Junction 15 Carrickmines northbound.
Collision on M50 between J16 - CHERRYWOOD and J15 - CARRICKMINES (North) Lanes affected: Hard Shoulder (08-Dec 07:37)— TII Traffic (@TIITraffic) December 8, 2016
We're currently dealing with this collision. Slip road is closed. https://t.co/QAT4tbZVOM— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) December 8, 2016
Meanwhile, in Laois the AA is warning motorists of reports of pedestrian on the M7 southbound between junction 18 and Junction 19.
LAOIS: Reports of pedestrian on M7 Dublin/ Limerick Rd southbound between J19 M8 Merge and J18 Portlaoise West https://t.co/9H7eVvSkUC— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) December 8, 2016