Sunday 21 January 2018

Munster fans facing delays after collision on M7 from Limerick to Dublin

A general view of Aviva Stadium ahead of the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final match between Munster and Saracens at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
A general view of Aviva Stadium ahead of the European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final match between Munster and Saracens at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

There could be some delays for rugby fans travelling up from Munster to watch the province take on Saracens this afternoon at the Aviva Stadium after a collision on the M7.

The Limerick/Dublin road heading northbound was closed between Junction 23 (Moneygall) and Junction 24 (Toomevara) with Gardai diverting traffic off the M7 at the Borris In Ossory turn off at Junction 21, with motorists able to get back on the M7 at Junction 18 Portlaoise West.

Initial reports of heavy traffic were reported by AA Roadwatch at 11:16am this morning with reports an hour later indicating that Gardai had begun diverting traffic.

The Garda press office told independent.ie that it had been a minor single vehicle collision but that the junction had been reopened between J21 Borris In Ossory and J18 Portlaoise West.

Munster's semi-final is an expected sell-out with stiles open at the Aviva Stadium from 1:45pm with kick-off scheduled for 3:15pm.

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