Traffic impacted following bridge strike on city outskirts

The railway bridge off the Kilmallock Road. Photo: Google Maps.

Traffic chaos is being reported in Limerick this morning after a truck struck a bridge.

The truck hit the railway bridge off the Kilmallock Road shortly before 10am this morning (September 27).

It is understood that the road remains closed at this time, and it is not known how long it will take to clear the truck from the scene.

Gardaí say they are not aware of the incident and have not had any reports.

It is reported that rail services are also impacted by the collision, with one passenger writing on social media site X (formerly Twitter) that the train from Limerick Junction to Limerick has been delayed on account of the incident.

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Roads across Limerick City and County have been busier than normal this morning as Storm Agnes makes landfall across Ireland, bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

Limerick is currently included in a status yellow wind warning issued by Met Éireann, which is scheduled to last until midnight.

Irish Rail said that the strike didn’t result in any structural damage to the bridge and that there would be no “significant” impact on rail services.

“This was reported at 10:07hrs, and as it was very close to Colbert Station, our bridge team inspected and confirmed that there was no damage to the bridge by 10:18hrs, so there was no significant effect on rail services,” an Irish Rail spokesman said.