Saturday 21st April, 2018
8 ℃ | 18 ℃Dublin

DUBLIN, Ireland - Motorists driving down the M50 today were in for a difficult drive after a coach caught fire on the M50/M11.

The coach fire was extinguished, the Dublin Fire Brigade said, but the vehicle remained on the hard shoulder.

According to reports, commuters experienced delays and were forced to use the hard shoulder on the southbound lane during the incident.

According to the Dublin Fire Brigade, the engine of the coach caught fire.

A spokesperson said, “We had units in the area, but the incident is now over.”

Further, AA Roadwatch warned drivers that visibility may be affected in the area due to the smoke.

AA Roadwatch said, "There is a coach on fire at the M50/M11 merge southbound. The vehicle is in the hard shoulder so care is needed on approach as visibility may be impaired. Emergency services are at the scene."

Further delays were caused in a different part of the capital, after the traffic lights at the St. Stephen's Green/Leeson St Junction went out following a power failure. 

In another incident, that was cleared by the gardai on Friday, the right lane of Parkgate St inbound just after the Infirmary Rd jct experienced delays.

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