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Freak hailstorm leads to multiple car crashes on "treacherous" M8

The hailstones led to icy and treacherous conditions on the Cork-Dublin road this afternoon.

A FREAK HAILSTORM led to a number of car crashes along a stretch of the M8 today.

The M8 Cork/Dublin road southbound was closed off between junction 9 Cashel South and junction 10 Cahir North due to the collisions.

One of the people involved in the incident told that there were multiple car crashes caused by a flash, freak hailstorm that rendered the road icy and “treacherous”.

He and his wife saw five cars spinning on the ice, but he said there were no major injuries. Some cars were damaged in the crashes.

AA Roadwatch said that the road has now reopened following the freak incident.

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