Truck carrying horses overturns on M50

Update 10.30pm: The M50 is reopen to traffic after an earlier incident where a truck carrying horses overturned at Junction 12 Southbound.

Lanes were closed to facilitate the removal of the truck.

Gardaí now say all lanes are open to traffic.

The driver of the truck is uninjured, while Dublin Fire Brigade says the horses have survived their ordeal.

Update 7.55pm: There is a traffic alert on the M50 in Dublin tonight.

The motorway southbound near Junction 12 is currently impassable due to an overturned truck that was carrying horses.

Emergency services are at the scene and this stretch is expected to stay closed until a crane arrives to remove the overturned lorry.

There are no reports on the condition of the horses being carried but the driver is uninjured.

Motorists are being asked to avoid this part of the M50 and to take alternative routes until the truck is removed.

Digital Desk


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