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Commuting liveblog: Dart delays and two vehicles on fire

Here’s all the traffic, transport and weather news you need this morning.

GOOD MORNING AND welcome to Friday’s commuting liveblog.

It’s Órla Ryan here.

I’ll be with you until 9am with all the latest traffic, travel and weather info to get you safely to where you need to go.

First things first. It is, of course, election day.

For those of you haven’t voted before, or who want a quick reminder, here’s our guide on how to vote.

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Moving back to travel news, AA Roadwatch has said that loose horses have been removed from the N11 Wexford/Dublin Road northbound between J6 Fassaroe and J5 Bray North.

Do you recognise this photo? Irish Rail is trying to find its owner.

On the weather front, it’s another cold morning.

Met Éireann has said there will be scattered outbreaks of rain today that could turn to sleet at times. Highest temperatures will reach four to six degrees Celsius.

Wrap up warm!

In traffic news, AA Roadwatch has noted that the Clare Road will be closed for works between the Old Limerick Road and Captain Macs Cross in Ennis until Monday. Diversions will be in place.

Meanwhile, Main Street in Patrickswell (R526), Limerick will be closed between Marian Park Estate and Clarina Road until Friday, 3 March for works.

AA Roadwatch says traffic is moving well in Cork city, however it’s still down to one lane at Kent Station following an incident earlier this week.

Traffic is also moving well in Limerick, Galway and Waterford cities.

Here’s the latest on traffic in Dublin, via AA Roadwatch:

  • It’s slow now on the N7 Naas Road inbound from Newlands Cross to the Red Cow Interchange;
  • It’s busy on the Lucan Road inbound from the M50 Interchange to Palmerstown;
  • The North Quays are busy from Ormond Quay to Bachelors Walk;
  • Traffic is building inbound on the Navan Road approaching the Ashtown roundabout;
  • It’s also busy southbound on Guild Street heading towards the Samuel Beckett Bridge, and eastbound delays on the Grand Canal approaching Harold’s Cross;
  • No delays have been reported for M50 traffic in either direction.

NRA Traffic has a breakdown of road and air temperatures in various parts of the country this morning, if you want to take a look.


How is traffic where you are? Tweet us @thejournal_ie or email – but only when it’s safe to do so.

A nice sentiment to kick off your Friday!

Traffic seems to be moving well in many areas this morning.

This is partly due to the fact a lot of schools are closed today as they’re being used as polling stations.

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AA Roadwatch is reporting that Hearse Road in Donabate, Dublin is closed following a collision.

We thought campaigning was over, but Live Drive has this update for people in Tallaght, Dublin:

Need to catch up on this morning’s news? We’ve got you covered with the 8 at 8.

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On a related note, now I really want some fried eggs.

A lot of children may not be in school today, but Bus Éireann is urging parents and guardians to send in their school transport applications for the 2016/17 academic year before the April deadline.

AA Roadwatch is reporting that a vehicle is on fire on the N4 near Castlebaldwin, Sligo.

Hearse Road in Donabate, Dublin has reopened following an earlier collision. AA Roadwatch says traffic is very heavy in the area.

Meanwhile, the AA is reporting that Ramelton Road in Letterkenny, Donegal is partially blocked at the back entrance to LYIT due to a crash.

Irish Rail says there are delays on southbound Dart services due to a mechanical issue.

AA Roadwatch is reporting that there’s another vehicle on fire this morning, this time on the M9.

The vehicle that was on fire in Sligo earlier has been cleared, according to AA Roadwatch.

We’re going to wrap up the liveblog now, thanks for staying with us.

We’ll be back at 7am on Monday.

Happy voting, and have a great weekend!

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