BREAKING: Dublin Port Tunnel Has Been Closed In Both Directions Following An Oil Tanker Fire
The lights have reportedly gone off in the tunnel, and drivers have been advised to use an alternative route
There are huge tailbacks leading to the Dublin Port Tunnel this morning, after authorities closed both the North and South Bores following a reported oil tanker fire.
Drivers have been advised to use an alternative route, while emergency services have been dispatched to deal with the situation.
According to one person on the scene, the lights have gone off inside the tunnel and traffic is at a complete standstill.
However, the Dublin Fire Brigade have s confirmed that the truck fire has been brought under control.
Truck on fire north side exit of port tunnel pic.twitter.com/xjlU2fXrfM— Hazel Hughes (@hazel_hughes) June 20, 2016
DUBLIN/ UPDATE: Both bores of the Port Tunnel CLOSED as emergency services deal with a truck on fire. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) June 20, 2016
We're dealing with an incident inside the Dublin Port Tunnel. Avoid the area if possible. Stock Picture. pic.twitter.com/PxroADrVmq— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) June 20, 2016
Breaking - oil tanker on fire at Port Tunnel in Dublin. Huge delays.— Stephen Breen (@SteBreen) June 20, 2016