Dublin traffic has ground to a halt as an overturned car at the Red Cow exit – the busiest junction on the city's ring road – has caused serious tailbacks.
To add insult to injury, in the last hour a truck broke down, too, on the Navan Rd outbound to the M50, causing further delays on to the motorway.
DUBLIN: Truck broken down on the slip from the Navan Rd outbound to the M50 northbound. It's in the left lane. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8
— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) August 29, 2016
If you're already on the M50? Bad news – while Google maps are predicting a 41-minutes-longer-than-usual journey, reports on social media (from passengers, we hope #donttextanddrivekids) suggest that some poor feckers have been sitting in their steel boxes for up to two hours on the way to work.
35 minutes later and I've reached 1 exit! Fucking M50 ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/uR4kjbdzOp
— Nicole Kearney (@nk_poppy) August 29, 2016
But with the Dublin Fire Brigade on the scene and the overturned car clears – with no reports yet of injuries – traffic should be set to clear up soon, and you might just be at your desk in time for lunch.
Traffic: Long delays on N7 finally easing after overturned car on M50 https://t.co/Z9hLX9m1MT
— Kildare Now (@KildareNow) August 29, 2016
Ah, Monday – another great start to a glorious week in Dublin.