Truck accident disrupts M7 traffic

Truck accident disrupts M7 traffic

A lorry has jack-knifed and shed its load on the M7 motorway in Co. Laois.

The accident happened around Junction 16 between Ballybrittas and Kilminchy.

The truck was travelling southbound and its contents of paletted material is also spread across the northbound lane.

Traffic is both directions is affected and diversions are in place.

Fire brigade and ambulance service personnel are en route, but it is understood there are no serious injuries.

The disruption is expected to last a number of hours as a crane and forklift are needed to clear the road.

Meanwhile a car is blocking the central median of Junction 14 at Monasterevin and gardaí are at the scene.

It is not known at this stage if there are any injuries.

Courtesy of Midlands 103FM radio


More in this Section

Immigrant Council helped 27 female trafficking victims, including children, last yearImmigrant Council helped 27 female trafficking victims, including children, last year

Micheál Martin: Next few days 'absolutely crucial' in race to form Govt before June deadlineMicheál Martin: Next few days 'absolutely crucial' in race to form Govt before June deadline

Cutting seasonal workers' pandemic payments 'unfair' and 'wrong for the economy', says Pearse DohertyCutting seasonal workers' pandemic payments 'unfair' and 'wrong for the economy', says Pearse Doherty

Police hit out at 'gangster attitude' as they charge teenage girls in connection with Cian English deathPolice hit out at 'gangster attitude' as they charge teenage girls in connection with Cian English death


Lifestyle

Another week, another fiendishly fun test of your arts and showbiz knowledge from Irish Examiner Arts Editor Des O'Driscoll.Scene & Heard: Fun culture quiz

More From The Irish Examiner