Wednesday 17 January 2018

Traffic chaos hits city after truck gets wedged under railway bridge

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

TRAFFIC chaos was caused after a truck got wedged underneath a railway bridge on one of the busiest exit routes out of a city.

The incident occurred shortly after 10am yesterday at Water Street on the main Dublin/Waterford route out of Cork city centre.

It resulted in massive traffic tailbacks as the entire road was blocked with the truck wedged underneath the railway bridge, which serves the Cork-Cobh/Midleton lines and is less than 1km from Kent Station.

Some motorists experienced delays of almost one hour.

Gardai set up traffic diversions, with drivers exiting the city via Summerhill and Mayfield.

And appeals were made for motorists heading to Dublin and Waterford to take alternatives routes.

A recovery crane removed the truck with traffic returning to normal two hours later. No one was injured in the incident and no structural damage was caused to the bridge.

Strict height restriction warnings are placed on approaches from both Tivoli and the Lower Glanmire Road to the Water Street railway structure.

Irish Independent

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