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M8 motorway reopens in one direction after being closed earlier

Earlier incidents happened on the M8 in Tipperary on a hazardous morning on Irish roads.

Updated at 09.45am

THE M8 MOTORWAY has reopened in one direction after it closed fully earlier due to two separate collisions on the northbound and southbound routes at Cahir South.

AA Roadwatch tweeted that the motorway had opened northbound at J11 Cahir South however it remains closed to southbound.

The incident came as a Status Yellow snow-ice warning remained in place until 10am this morning across the country.

Emergency services were at the scene of the crashes and gardaí warnined road users between J10 Cahir North and J12 Mitchelstown North due to “very poor conditions”.

There are hazardous conditions on many routes around the country this morning, with gardaí reporting a number of incidents  in Offaly due to “slush conditions”.

There are also ice and snow on many secondary routes in Cork.

AA Roadwatch has warned motorists “to make sure to slow down and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front”.

Other collisions that caused heavy traffic on the roads this morning include the M2 Ashbourne bypass southbound, delays on the M7 between Naas South and Johnstown and northbound on the N11 in Wicklow at Kilmacanogue.

The left lane of the Port Tunnel in Dublin is also closed northbound due to a breakdown and care is advised on approach.

With reporting from Cormac Fitzgerald

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