Two Wexford streets closed to traffic as Emergency Services deal with an incident

Pádraig ByrneWexford People

Emergency Services are responding to an incident on King Street Lower in Wexford, at the junction with South Main Street and Barrack Street in rush hour traffic just before 5.30 p.m. this evening (Monday).

Fire engines, ambulances and gardaí were quick to respond and it appears that there may have been a minor road traffic collision before somebody required medical attention behind the wheel.

The woman involved was receiving treatment from paramedics, while an ambulance was being readied to take her on elsewhere, presumably University Hospital Waterford as Wexford General’s emergency department remains out of action.

Gardaí closed off King Street from the junction near The Talbot Hotel and South Main Street was also closed off from Bugler Doyle’s onward.

As a result traffic is quite heavy and people are urged to avoid the area where possible.

The traffic situation was exacerbated by the traffic lights at the junction near Tescos being out of action since this morning. Drivers are also asked to take care when approaching this crossroads.