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Dublin: 6°C Sunday 23 January 2022


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Hello and welcome to TheJournal.ie‘s first commuting liveblog.

We’ll be with you until 9am, bringing you all the latest traffic, transport and weather news this morning.

AA Roadwatch is reporting ice in a number of areas. How are the roads where you are?

There are reports of a broken down truck on the M50 southbound.

In other traffic news, AA Roadwatch says it’s slow on the M7 Limerick to Dublin Road northbound.

Gardaí are also en route to a crash on the N84 Headford to Castlebar Road in Mayo, between Ballinrobe and Partry.

If it’s safe to do so, let us know how the roads are where you are. You can tweet us @thejournal_ie or send an email to tips@thejournal.ie.

Met Éireann has said ice and fog patches are clearing slowly, but many areas are still affected.

All lanes are now open on the M11, after a collision was cleared.

A crash on the N11 has been cleared, but a reader got in touch to say “it’s like a car park” so might be best to avoid if possible.

Train services are currently suspended from Malahide to Portmarnock.

AA Roadwatch has again urged people to give themselves additional time on their journeys this morning due to icy conditions.

Meanwhile, the N68 Ennis to Kilrush Road has reopened.

An update on the broken down truck on the M50:

Meanwhile, Dublin Bus is honouring rail tickets while services between Malahide and Portmarnock are suspended.

Here’s the latest weather news from Met Éireann:

Frost and ice will clear gradually to give a cold day with sunny spells and scattered showers.

Some of the showers will be wintry on high ground in the west and north. Highest temperatures of three to seven degrees.

It will become windy too, with strong and gusty northwesterly winds on Atlantic coasts extending to all areas later in the day.

In other traffic news, the N2 Dublin to Monaghan Road is closed between Castleblayney and Carrickmacross at the Broomfield turn-off while emergency services deal with a crash. AA Roadwatch has asked drivers to use other routes.

The broken down truck on the M50 has been moved to the hard shoulder.

rain Source: Met Éireann

On a positive note, there has not been too much rain this morning – but icy conditions remain throughout the country.

Driving in Dublin? There’s a broken down car in Harold’s Cross:

Elsewhere, traffic remains heavy on the M11/N11 Wexford to Dublin Road northbound from J17 Rathdrum through to J13 Newtownmountkennedy south following two separate crashes, which have both been cleared.

The first crash took place between J17 Rathdrum and J16 Ashford/Rathnew, and emergency services have also cleared a second crash between J14 Coyne’s Cross and J13.

In Kildare, traffic is slow on the M7 Limerick to Dublin Road northbound from J12 Newbridge to J9 Naas north.

Delays have also been reported in Limerick due to a breakdown:

Some news for bus users in Cork this morning:

Sadly, gardaí have confirmed that two male truck drivers died in a collision on the N2 between Carrickmacross and Castleblayney in Monaghan this morning.

They were the sole occupants. One of the bodies has been removed from the scene and taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, while the other one remains at the scene.

This stretch of road is currently closed to facilitate an examination by Garda forensic collision investigators and local diversions are in place. It is expected that the road will remain closed for the next number of hours.

We’re wrapping up the liveblog now, but thanks for staying with us this morning. All the latest traffic updates can be found on AA Roadwatch’s website.

The blog will be back tomorrow at 7.30am. Stay safe out there!

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