Gardaí issue traffic warning amid today’s adverse weather conditions

Unless you have yet to surface from beneath your bed covers, you'll know that it is one hell of a day out there.

With that in mind, the Gardaí have issued a warning to motorists, in additions to updates on some of the worst affected areas at the moment.

One lane is blocked on the M4 outbound near Maynooth, at junction 4. Gardaí advise motorists to exercise caution on approach.

Local diversions are in place on the N3 Blanchardstown. The road is closed from Clonee Junction 4 inbound and 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 to use alternative routes if possible, but do not attempt to drive through it.

Gardaí warn that flooded roads which 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 two 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.

You heard them, ladies.