Major delays after bales of straw fall from lorry on M7
This evening’s GAA All-Ireland Hurling Championship Semi-Final was delayed due to the incident.
There have been major traffic delays along the M7 after a number of bales of straw are understand to have fallen off a lorry.
The incident occurred at Junction 10 outside Naas in Kildare at around 2.20pm on Saturday afternoon. Emergency services are currently at the scene of the incident.
In a statement to JOE, a Garda spokesperson said: "Gardaí are currently dealing with an incident at Junction 10 Northbound on the N7.
"A number of bales are understood to have fallen from a lorry causing traffic congestion.
"Two lanes remain open. However, Gardaí are advising road users to avoid the area if possible."
The motorway is the main route for Limerick and Waterford hurling supporters travelling to Croke Park this evening for the All-Ireland semi-final between the two counties.
The match was meant to commence at 5pm but was delayed to 5.30pm due to the incident.
The Gaelic Athletic Association wrote on Twitter: "Due to traffic delays on the M7, this evening’s GAA All-Ireland Hurling Championship Semi-Final meeting between Limerick and Waterford has been delayed by 30 minutes and throw-in will now be at 5.30pm."
Due to traffic delays on the m7, this evening’s GAA All-Ireland Hurling Championship Semi-Final meeting between @LimerickCLG and @WaterfordGAA has been delayed by 30 minutes and throw-in will now be at 5.30pm. #GAA pic.twitter.com/VrT6MWsugP
— The GAA (@officialgaa) August 7, 2021