Commuters facing lengthy tailbacks after collisions on the M50 and M7 1 year ago

Commuters facing lengthy tailbacks after collisions on the M50 and M7

Gardaí have advised motorists to expect delays.

Commuters using the M50 and M7 are facing lengthy tailbacks after a number of collisions close to peak traffic times on Friday evening.

Dublin Fire Brigade attended collisions at Junction 6 Blanchardstown and a collision in the middle and right lanes southbound at the M1 interchange on Friday afternoon.

All lanes were reopened shortly before 5pm after an oil spill was cleared between Junction 5 Finglas and Junction 4 Ballymun, but heavy traffic was reported on the M50 at a time when many commuters would be making their way home from work.

On what has been an incident-heavy day on Irish roads, there were also collisions reported on the M7 in Kildare, at the Christy Ring Bridge in Cork, on the N13 Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road in Donegal and on the M6 in Roscommon between Ballinasloe and Athlone.

Keep an eye on AA Roadwatch on Twitter for further traffic updates.