Live traffic updates: Long delays on N25 and busy across Cork

Live traffic updates: Long delays on N25 and busy across Cork

UPDATED 9AM:

THERE are delays for motorists on the N25 between Carrigtwohill and Cobh Cross.

AA Roadwatch said: "Slow now westbound on the N25 between J4 Carrigtohill and J3 Cobh Cross.

"Slow southbound on the N71 after The Viaduct heading towards Ballinhassig.

"Slow both ways on the Old Dublin Rd at Annacarton."

TRAFFIC levels in Cork are busy again this morning on the second day of Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions.

AA Roadwatch said this morning: 

"There are reports of a deer loose on the N22 on the Macroom side of Ballyvourney. Gardaí are en route.

"Slow now westbound on the N25 between J4 Carrigtohill and J3 Cobh Cross.

"Busy on the N22 eastbound approaching Ovens.

There was widespread frustration across Cork on Thursday morning as many motorists faced long delays trying to get to the city with Garda checkpoints in place across a number of locations.

The Minister for Public Expenditure has called for the “highest possible level of compliance” with Covid-19 restrictions from employers, both public and private.

His comments come as there are fears Level Five restrictions are not being adhered to as closely as during the initial lockdown in March and April.

It has emerged that some employees that were able to work from home have now been given ‘essential worker’ letters by their employers, and some have been warned of potential disciplinary action for not attending their workplace.

Speaking to The Echo, Minister Michael McGrath said: “While we know moving to Level Five is really tough on people, the restrictions will only work if we get the buy-in from all sectors of society.

“As the Minister with overall responsibility for the public service, I am satisfied that the requirement for public servants to work from home wherever possible has been fully communicated across the public service."

“We need to make sure that these restrictions have the maximum impact on the transmission of the virus, so I would just emphasise the need for the highest possible level of compliance in the private and public sector, and across civic society as well,” the Cork South Central representative continued.

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