Broken down truck and 4-car crash causes chaos on Cork city’s …
A broken-down truck causing traffic problems may have been a contributing factor in a four-car collision that caused major delays on the South Ring Road heading west this morning. The road traffic accident happened at 8.40 am and virtually shut down westbound traffic - at one stage, traffic was queued from Douglas back to Jack Lynch Tunnel and the Dunkettle interchange. And if that wasn't bad enough, there was a third incident when another vehicle broke down on the eastbound route, just before the Jack Lynch Tunnel, closing the inside lane and meaning there were delays in both directions.
However, while many using Cork's main ring road were delayed - thankfully there were no serious injuries in the four-car pile up close by the N28 Carrigaline Road/N40 Junction. A Garda spokesperson told CorkBeo that there was an operation to clear the crash between J08 Douglas and J909 Bloomfield that caused serious delays. "Gardai attended the scene of a four-vehicle road traffic collision that occurred on the N40 Westbound near Douglas, Cork at approximately 8:40am this morning, Thursday.
There were no injuries reported. The incident has since been cleared." Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) put out a series of alerts after 8.30am after a truck broke down and the collision happened shortly afterwards.
The installation of the main span of a new bridge across the N40 - a pedestrian and cycling bridge - will necessitate the complete closure of the N40 between the Kinsale Road R/A and Douglas tonight from 9.30pm.
The route will re-open at 6am tomorrow morning.
- ^ installation of the main span of a new bridge across the N40 - (www.corkbeo.ie)