Traffic Chaos On M50

There are major delays today on one of the country’s main arterial routes - and it’s ironically likely to have been caused by a traffic light ‘experiment’.

Motorists are facing major delays on the southbound stretch of Dublin's M50 motorway this morning.

Hold-ups of up to one hour are being reported at the Leopardstown Road and into the Sandyford Industrial Estate.

Drivers are being advised to use the Ballinteer interchange instead.

Local sources believe the reason for the delays while unclear, may be related to a new traffic light sequence experiment.


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