Clare County

M18 closed southbound close to Barefield after van fireplace


The M18 motorway has been closed southbound between junction 14 Barefield and junction 13 Tulla Street whereas emergency providers cope with a car fireplace.

Items of Clare County Fireplace and Rescue Service from Ennis and Shannon stations are coping with the incident. Gardaí are additionally on the scene.

A van is known to have burst into flames whereas travelling in the direction of Ennis shortly after 11am. The driving force of auto managed to drag into the exhausting shoulder and soar out of his van to security.

The southbound lanes of the motorway have been closed whereas the northbound carriageway isn’t affected.

Fireplace crews have introduced the fireplace below management and it’s anticipated that one lane may very well be reopened to site visitors as soon as the incident has been handled.vThe the rest of the southbound carriageway will likely be reopened as soon as the car has been faraway from the scene.

The driving force of this van managed to convey his car to a protected cease within the exhausting shoulder.

In the meantime, the Ennis to Quin highway has reopened following an earlier highway site visitors collision.

The 2-car crash occurred at round 1.25pm at a junction at Knockhogan on the R469 highway on the turn-off for Doora. Emergency providers responded to the scene about 4 kilometres from Ennis.

The Nationwide Ambulance Service dispatched paramedics and a fast response superior paramedic unit. Gardaí and items of Clare County Fireplace and Rescue Service from Ennis additionally attended the incident.

The highway was closed to make sure that emergency providers may safely cope with the incident.

One individual as taken to hospital for remedy.

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