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Motorways north and south of the border closed after security alert

There are diversions on the A1 and M1 respectively due to a security alert in Newry.

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Image: Press Association

DIVERSIONS ARE IN place north and south of the border on the A1 and M1 respectively due to a security alert in Newry, Co Down.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have advised motorists of the closures following reports of a suspicious device being left on the A1, RTÉ reports.

Police have closed the southbound carriageway from Sheepbridge interchange, north of Newry city.

Gardaí have placed diversions on the M1 from junction 18 northbound.

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