Breaking: Part of Dublin Limerick M7 motorway closed in Laois due to fire

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

Laois Dublin Limerick M7 motorway blocked in Laois due to fire

Breaking: Part of M7 motorway closed due to fire

Part of the Dublin Limerick M7 motorway southbound was closed at Junction 18 Portlaoise West as emergency services dealt with a serious incident involving a fire on Thursday afternoon around 4:00pm.

One lane is open on the M7 southbound while emergency services deal with the fire and traffic is quite slow along that stretch.

Motorists are being advised to drive carefully in the area as smoke may affect visibility. 

Transport Infrastructure Ireland Traffic has reported that a vehicle is on fire.

Motorists should exit the motorway at J17 Portlaoise Centre, divert through Abbeyleix and rejoin at J19 The M8.