UPDATE

Rush hour traffic heavy from Junction 16 Portlaoise East after serious crash near Ballybrittas

Traffic is now heavy from junction 16 Portlaoise East on the M7 onto the diversion route and all the way to Monasterevin

Pat Somers

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M7 closed after serious crash near Ballybrittas

The M7 remains closed following a serious three car collision beyond the Monasterevin junction on the M7 motorway this afternoon. 

Sources indicate that there has been a possible fatality in the incident which occurred on the northbound side.

Gardaí are at the scene.

Traffic is being diverted off at Junction 15 via the Old Dublin Rd (R445) and back onto the motorway at Junction 14 Monasterevin. It's now heavy from Junction 16 Portlaoise East on the M7 onto the diversion route and all the way to Monasterevin.