PICS/VIDEO: There Are Huge Tailbacks On The M50 Right Now After This Car Burst Into Flames
Avoid the area if possible
There are still "heavy delays" on a southside section of the M50, after a car burst into flames earlier on this afternoon.
The incident occurred between junctions 14 (Dun Laoghaire) and 15 (Carrickmines/Leopardstown) on the southbound carriageway shortly after 12.30pm.
It was brought under control by emergency services, but then ignited again, causing further delays as emergency services had to return to the scene.
DUB UPDATE: Emergency services returning to vehicle as it's starting to burn again. Drive with extreme care https://t.co/EY0qAdZlYs— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) July 2, 2016
Vehicle that was on fire between J14 & J15 has gone on fire again. Emergency services returning to the scene. Traffic back to J13.— M50 Dublin (@M50Dublin) July 2, 2016
The tailbacks which built up as a result built up all the way back to junction 13 (Dundrum), meaning the area is best avoided if possible.
No injuries have been reported.
Car on fire S'bound between J14 & J15 blocking the left lane. Emergency services on route. Traffic heavy on approach.— M50 Dublin (@M50Dublin) July 2, 2016
M50 southbound pic.twitter.com/WTYgoaMOf1— markf (@marksf35) July 2, 2016
DUB UPDATE: Emergency services have dealt with fire on M50 s/b at J14 on slip.Lanes now reopened.Heavy delays remain https://t.co/EY0qAdZlYs— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) July 2, 2016
DUB UPDATE: Vehicle in hard shoulder on M50 S/B after J14 Leopardstown. Delays now back to J13 Dundrum https://t.co/EY0qAdZlYs— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) July 2, 2016