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Dublin: 13 °C Sunday 22 September, 2019

Heavy traffic in Dublin as lanes blocked on M50 and truck overturned near Port Tunnel

Delays should be expected in the area.

Updated Aug 21st 2019, 9:39 AM

7932 Trucks_90578042 A truck with a container overturned on the East Wall road in Dublin this morning. Source: Sam Boal/

THERE IS SIGNIFICANT traffic disruption in Dublin this morning with delays on both the M50 and at the Port Tunnel.

Three lanes are blocked by a collision on the southbound side between junction 6 Blanchardstown and junction 7 Lucan.

AA Roadwatch is reporting that traffic is moving past in the hard shoulder but that this is causing major delays all the way back to junction 5 Finglas. This traffic is also causing knock-on delays on the N3 inbound from junction 3 Clonsilla.

A broken down truck is causing further delays between junction 5 and 6. 

The southbound side is also being metered at due to an overturned truck causing traffic disruption. This causes vehicles to be held back from entering the tunnel to avoid traffic build ups inside.

7963 Trucks_90578045 The container being removed this morning. Source: Sam Boal/

The overturned truck is on East Wall Road at the junction with Alexandra Road and gardaí have said to expect delays in the area.

Outside of Dublin, there is a spillage on the M3 between junction 7 Kilmessan and junction 8 Navan which may cause delays. 

Further north, there is heavy traffic on the N3 in Virginia due to the annual Agricultural Show.

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