Traffic update due to flooding 22nd November 2017

by Gazette Reporter

Due to adverse weather conditions the following roads have been affected by flooding:

One lane is blocked on the M4 outbound near Maynooth, at junction 4. Please exercise caution on approach.

Local diversions are in place on the N3 Blanchardstown. The road is closed from Clonee Junction 4 inbound. Diversions are in place via Damastown Road to the N2, to access the M50.

An earlier collision on the M50 at junction 6 Northbound has now cleared.

Garda are advising that If the road ahead is flooded please use alternative routes if possible, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH IT. Flooded roads that appear shallow could be deeper than you think.

People underestimate the force and power of water. They take unnecessary risks and their vehicle could be swept downstream. A mere ½ ft of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just a foot of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles.

It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

Take extra care at night when it is harder to see flood dangers and drive to the road conditions.

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