Lorry crash at railway bridge on busy Portlaoise road

Leinster Express Reporter

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Leinster Express Reporter

Lorry crash at railway bridge on busy Portlaoise road

A lorry that collided with the railway bridge on the Mountrath Road in Portlaoise on Wednesday afternoon has been cleared. 

An eyewitness told the Leinster Express a lorry struck the bridge and 'took the top off the trailer'. It is understood the trailer was carrying cargo and gardaí attended the scene but it was cleared quickly. 

A recovery truck and Irish Rail staff were at the scene. No major traffic delays have been reported.

Irish Rail is working on delays of up to 30 minutes.