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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C
Commuting liveblog: Crashes, breakdowns and heavy traffic - here's how the morning commute is looking
Here’s all the traffic, transport and weather news you need this morning.

IT’S FRIDAY, IT’S the end of the week, and you’ve made it. Welcome to’s commuting liveblog for this morning.

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

A coach is on fire on College Green. It’s blocking traffic heading towards Westmoreland St.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area if possible.

Gardaí are at the scene and diversions are in place.

Dublin Bus has stated that all inbound routes have been diverted from northbound to Lord Edward St. and down Winetavern Street to the North Quays to normal route.

In weather news, it’s a bit of a mixed bag for today:

A crash on the M1 northbound just after the Port Tunnel is blocking the right and middle lanes.

If it’s safe to do so, let us know how the roads are where you are. You can tweet us @thejournal_ie, leave a comment below or send me an email at

AA Roadwatch is warning that it’s a wet start to the morning across the country with very wet conditions in Kilkenny and Galway City as well as the towns of Carlow and Wicklow.

Motorists are being advised to increase braking distance and be mindful of excess surface water on local routes.

Following the crash on the M1, traffic is now down to one lane northbound between the Port Tunnel and the M1/M50 Interchange.

Gardaí are warning of delays and advising motorists to be extra cautious.

A Luas tram on the red line has crashed with a car just before Heuston Station.

The Luas Red Line (The Point/Connolly to Tallaght/Saggart) is delayed at the moment due to the crash at Heuston.

Meanwhile, the crash on the M1 northbound after the Port Tunnel has been moved to the hard shoulder.

Luas has now confirmed that it’s back running at full service and the incident with a red line Luas tram before Heuston station has been cleared.

LiveDrive is reporting another incident on the M1.

It says there has been a breakdown on the approach to the airport roundabout coming from the M1.

In Westmeath, AA Roadwatch is warning of debris on the M4 Sligo/ Dublin Road eastbound between J15 Mullingar East and J13 Correllstown in the left lane.

A car has broken down on the slip road from Wyckham Way to Dundrum Bypass. Live Drive reports that it’s in a dangerous position.

It’s also reporting that traffic is very heavy on the North Quays.

AA Roadwatch is reporting that the car on Wyckham Way heading towards Dundrum has been abandoned.

A broken down coach is still blocking traffic on College Green heading towards Westmoreland St.

Dublin City Council has confirmed that traffic can’t pass and motorists are being advised to use a different route.

In Cork, traffic is busy approaching the Dunkettle Interchange on the N8 Dublin Road and on the N40 South Ring Road from J10 Mahon.

AA Roadwatch says there are some inbound delays on the Lower Glanmire Road past the Tivoli Flyover and that it’s busy eastbound on the N28 Ringaskiddy Road approaching Shanbally Cross.

There are westbound delays on the Rochestown Road from Thornbury to Clarke’s Hill and it’s also busy northbound on Albert St.

While there are northbound delays on Patrick St through to MacCurtain St. It also added that it’s busy inbound on Summerhill North and there are delays both ways over Christy Ring Bridge and on Lavitt’s Quay.

Dublin Bus has now announced that the diversions at College Green have been lifted.

That’s it for this morning.

We’ll see you back here bright and early on Monday, have a great weekend.


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