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15 Aug 2022

Major Irish motorway closed as truck overturns in Storm Barra winds

Major Irish motorway closed as truck overturns in Storm Barra winds

Major Irish motorway closed as truck overturns in Storm Barra winds PIC: Twitter

Gardaí have confirmed that part of the M8 has been closed due to an overturned truck.

The incident comes amid a Status Red wind warning in Cork and Kerry with high winds and flooding wreaking havoc.

Gardaí said: "Due to an overturned HGV on the M8 between Junction 13 & 15, all northbound traffic is to divert through Fermoy."

Traffic was tailed back as a result of the incident on Tuesday afternoon.

"Winds are currently making driving conditions hazardous, especially for more vulnerable road users such as high-sided vehicles, cyclists & motorcyclists," gardaí added.

Emergency services are currently dealing with the situation. It is not yet clear if injuries were sustained.

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