28/08/2013

Fire On M50 Causing Major Traffic Delays

A burning truck on the northbound M50 is causing major delays, gardaí have reported.

It is understood that a truck has caught fire on the road causing a major disruption to traffic along the stretch of the M50 before the Palmerstown exit.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

The cause of the fire is unknown and there are no reports of any injuries, according to gardaí.

(MH/CD)

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