LATEST: Bus and rail services diverted as a result of Dublin Hill road incident; local councillor calls it a 'wake-up call'

LATEST: Bus and rail services diverted as a result of Dublin Hill road incident; local councillor calls it a 'wake-up call'
Truck partially overturned and stuck at the railway bridge on Dublin Hill. Picture: Dan Linehan

LATEST: A truck has partially overturned on Dublin Hill this morning and a local councillor says the incident should be seen as a 'wake-up call' about the need for better signage. 

The incident occurred at the Railway Bridge and a section of the road was closed off to traffic as emergency services attended the scene.

Truck partially overturned and stuck at the railway bridge on Dublin Hill. Picture: Dan Linehan
Truck partially overturned and stuck at the railway bridge on Dublin Hill. Picture: Dan Linehan

The bus servicing the 207A route could not operate through Blackpool as a result, and was diverted via North Ring Road. Rail services between Cork and Mallow have also been affected by the incident, with bus transfers in operation between Mallow and Kent stations.

Independent Cork city councillor Ken O'Flynn said that today's accident follows a number of requests from him and residents in the area regarding better signage in the area.

He said: "Irish Rail, IDA, City Council and all other stakeholders must take responsibility for the lack of investment in the Dublin Hill area."

He said there are residents who can’t get out of their homes in the morning because of continuous speeding in the area.

He added that a lot of large, heavy vehicles use the road a shortcut, causing tremendous disturbances in the area.

He continued: "Unfortunately this is falling on deaf ears with all stakeholders. Let this be a wake-up call to all."

EARLIER:A TRUCK has partially overturned at the railway bridge on Dublin Hill.

The lower section of the road has been closed off to traffic as gardaí, the ambulance service and three units of Cork City Fire Service attend the scene.

The bus servicing the 207A route cannot operate through Blackpool as a result, and will operate via North Ring Road until the incident has been resolved, according to Bus Eireann.

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