Major fire closes M11

By Dan Walsh

The M11 northbound lane between junctions 24 (Frankfort/Clough) and 25 (Ballydawmore/Enniscorthy is closed to traffic after a trailer loaded with straw caught fire and spread onto the embankment sending high flames and smoke into the air.

Major fire on M11 this afernoon (Pic; Joseph Dixon)

The incident occurred around 4pm this afternoon. Sources at the scene say that the tractor was disconnected from the burning trailer load and was saved from damage. No injuries are reported.

Emergency services including units of Enniscorthy and Gorey Fire Services are at the scene.

A major clean-up and safety procedures are in place.

Roadusers are advised that the M11 northbound lane will be closed for a number of hours and diversions are taking place through Enniscorthy.

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