Gardai are advising motorists that the N5 road is closed to traffic this afternoon following a serious collision at Swinford, close to the Kiltimagh Road/Applegreen junction.
The collision between a lorry and a car occurred earlier. The road is closed between the junction for Kiltimagh and the Kilkelly junction.
Gardai are advising motorists to take an alternative route if possible – if travelling east or west. Possible alternatives are through Kiltimagh and Foxford. Also for people travelling to the airport, they should go through Swinford town and back out onto the N5.
The road will remain closed for some time.
Meanwhile Gardai are advising of delays in Kiltimagh town this afternoon following a minor collision.