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heavy traffic Major delays on the M50 after truck catches fire

The motorway is closed off between the off and on ramps at J4 Ballymun with all lanes currently blocked to facilitate clean up.

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Pic credit Twitter: Dublin Fire Brigade

Pic credit Twitter: Dublin Fire Brigade

Pic credit Twitter: Dublin Fire Brigade

Emergency services are currently attending the scene of a truck fire on the M50.

The truck caught fire at the J4 Ballymun exit and is being extinguished on the hard shoulder by emergency services.

The M50 Northbound is closed off between the off and on ramps at J4 Ballymun with all lanes currently blocked to facilitate clean up.

Motorists have been told to “expect delays” as heavy traffic has built beyond J5 Finglas.

The M50 Dublin Twitter account said: “Truck on fire at J4 Ballymun and all lanes are currently blocked. Traffic diverted off and back on at J4. Emergency services are on scene. #m50safety”

“Emergency services are on scene N'bound at a truck fire at J4 Ballymun which has been extinguished but all lanes remain closed to facilitate clean up. Traffic is going off and back on at J4. #m50safety”

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Tailbacks on the M50

Tailbacks on the M50

Tailbacks on the M50

The Dublin Fire Brigade have asked anyone driving on the M50 to careful and keeps their eyes on the road.

They said: “Firefighters are [extinguishing] a vehicle on fire on the @M50Dublin at Ballymun.

“Please take extra care in the area and keep your eyes on the road. Expect delays.”

In an updated statemnet, Dublin Fire Brigade said nobody was injured in the fire.

A spokesman said: "At 11:23 the Eastern Regional Control Centre was alerted to a truck on fire on the M50 Northbound at Ballymun.

"Firefighters with three appliances from Finglas and Phibsborough attended the scene. The Foam and Environmental unit from HQ also responded.

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"On arrival the tractor unit was well alight and Firefighters fought the fire preventing its spread to the truck’s load which was refuse waste.

"The road was closed to allow safe firefighting operations. Dublin Fire Brigade departed at 12:25 and handed the scene to An Garda Siochana and M50 Concessions. The driver of the truck was uninjured."

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