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Massive Delays On M50 After Man Cuts Toll Bridge Tag Reader Wires

By katedemolder

June 17, 2017 at 9:38am

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Overhead cables on the M50's Northbound toll bridge have been cut according to the Irish Independent, forcing the Dublin motorway to be closed for a time and reportedly causing over €100,000 worth of damage.

The incident is understood to have happened yesterday evening at about 9:30pm.  

A man cut a number of wires on the bridge, shutting down the tag-reader software and thus allowing motorists to pass through “toll free.”

It's also being reported that a video of the wires being cut was posted on social media.

The M50 reopened shortly after following negotiations. 

A man is due to appear in court later today in connection with the incident.

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