Emergency services deal with car fire on N40 Togher exit

Emergency services deal with car fire on N40 Togher exit
Car fire on the N40 eastbound exit to Togher. Pic: Des Cahill.

EMERGENCY services are attending the scene of a car fire at the eastbound Togher exit of the N40 this morning.

Munster Fire Control confirmed that three units from Anglesea Street were despatched to the incident which is the result of a road traffic collision.

The alarm was raised shortly after 9am this morning.

Two other crashes on the South Ring Road have caused delays for commuters entering the city.

There was a collision on the N40 eastbound at J2 Curraheen in the right lane, causing very heavy traffic coming from the N22. Closer to the tunnel, another crash occurred on the westbound side near J9 Bloomfield with traffic heavy on approach from the M8.

In the city centre, early morning flooding along the quays due to a high tide has now subsided and all quay roads have reopened.

Closures are expected again this evening ahead of another high tide shortly before 5.15pm.

AA Roadwatch said: “The M8 southbound remains very slow on approach to the Dunkettle Interchange, with Lwr Glanmire Rd still very busy inbound from there onto Horgan's Quay.

“Traffic lights remain out of action on the Carrigrohane Rd in Carrigrohane itself at the turn-off for Leemount. There's a long queue on approach to that junction coming from Healy's Bridge.

“There are delays on the Old Dublin Rd (R639) into Glanmire from the city side.”

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