THERE are significant traffic delays in Cork city and many parts of the county at present.
Collisions and bad weather are affecting traffic across Cork city and county.
In the Blackpool area of the city, Gardaí are currently dealing with a collision on the N20 at the Watercourse Rd junction. Inbound traffic is heavy on approach, with delays backing up onto the North Ring Road.
AA Roadwatch is reporting that west of Mallow, the N72 Navigation Rd will remain closed until further notice outside Mallow Racecourse as emergency services deal with a collision. Traffic is currently being diverted.
The N22 is quite busy due to works taking place between Ballyvourney and Macroom at Carrigaphooca. There are delays on the same route into Macroom itself from the city side.
On the North Ring Road, there’s a queue for Tinker’s Cross, while there are long delays on the N40 eastbound from before the South Douglas Rd to the Dunkettle Interchange.
There are delays too inbound on the South City Link Road approaching Albert Street. Traffic is also slow on Evergreen Road approaching St Patrick’s Road. It is also busy both ways between the Wilton Roundabout and Dennehy’s Cross.
Significant delays were earlier reported in Cork city following a breakdown near the tunnel which contributed to the heavy delays.
There were heavy delays on the N40 eastbound from the Douglas flyovers to Dunkettle due to a breakdown near the tunnel. This caused significantly long delays for motorists trying to get through Dunkettle.