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Dublin: 6°C Sunday 23 January 2022


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IT’S MONDAY, IT’S the start of the week, and it’s pretty cold out there. Welcome to TheJournal.ie’s commuting liveblog for this morning.

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

Morning all, a few crashes are being reported already this morning.

There are reports of a car that is off the road after hitting the barrier on the Santry exit slip.

In terms of weather, it’s a wet start to the day across most of the country. Motorists are being asked to drive with extra care as surface water is likely to be an issue on some routes, especially across the midlands.

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 cliodhna@thejournal.ie

Gardaí are en route to the multi-vehicle collision on the M7 Limerick/Dublin Rd northbound at J10 Naas South.

The crash is adding delays from J11 M9.

Motorists are advised to take care on approach.

In Cork, traffic is very slow on the M8 Dublin/ Cork Rd southbound on the approach to the Dunkettle Interchange.

There are also delays eastbound on the N40 South Ring Road from J10 Mahon to the Dunkettle Interchange.

It’s also slow southbound on the N28 Ringaskiddy Road from Maryborough to Carr’s Hill.

There are also delays southbound from Custom House St onto Albert St.

A bus has broken down on Mespil Road approaching Baggot St.

AA Roadwatch is reporting a collision on the N3 Dublin/ Cavan Rd just outside Virginia.

The crash is affecting traffic in both directions and motorists are advised to expect delays.

There are reports in of a collision on the M4 inbound between J7 Maynooth and J6 Leixlip in the right lane.

In other road related news this morning – it’s being reported that plans for new penalties for drivers who use social media such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp while driving have been abandoned.

It’s understood that the plans in the new Road Traffic Bill were dropped by Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe due to time constraints.

Dublin Bus has issued a customer notice for routes 27A and 17A. Both services are unable to serve Beaumont Hospital.

If you are travelling on the M7 northbound this morning expect delays as there are two separate collisions on the motorway.

As we reported earlier, there is a multi-vehicle collision on the M7 Limerick/Dublin Rd northbound at J10 Naas South.

Further north, there is also a collision at J4 Rathcoole.

A third collision has occurred eastbound on the M4 Sligo/ Dublin Rd at J6 Celbridge adding to existing delays.

Dublin Bus has now announced that the routes 27B and 17A are back servicing Beaumont.

The N3 Dublin/Cavan Road is now closed at Lisgrey, north of Virginia, due to a crash which happened earlier this morning.

Gardaí have described the incident as ‘serious’.

Local diversions are now in place.

Staying in Cork, there are reports that traffic lights in Churchfield are out of sequence.

The collision on the hard shoulder of the M1 northbound between the M1/M50 Interchange and J2 Coolock has now been cleared.

In Galway, the N17 Tuam Rd southbound is very slow from before Loughgeorge heading into Claregalway.

There are also delays approaching the Bothar na dTreabh jct on the N6 Dublin Rd inbound and on the Headford Rd inbound.

It’s also slow on Newcastle Rd inbound passing NUIG.

Debris is being reported on the M7 Dublin/Limerick road southbound between Junction 7 at Kill and Junction 8 at Johnstown. AA Roadwatch is advising drivers to take extra care of the route.

In sad news this morning, it’s being reported that a pedestrian was killed in the road crash that gardaí described as serious in Cavan this morning.

They were struck by a car on the N3 at Lisgrea near Virginia at around a 7.15am.

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.

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