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Traffic diverted following multi-car collision near Mountmellick

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Gardaí are on the scene following the incident

Emergency services are at the scene of a multi-car pile-up on the N80 Portlaoise to Tullamore Road near Mountmellick.

Traffic is expected to be diverted for the next hour or so.

One jeep ended up overturned in a field near Derrcloney as a number of cars crashed into each other just before 9am this morning.

It’s believed the incident happened after a car stopped to turn into a house on the road coming from Portlaoise.

A number of vehicles stopped behind that care but those behind then started to crash into the back of each other with one driver veering into the field in a bid to avoid the collision.

Cars coming from Mountmellick will be diverted to Ballyfin and cars coming from Portlaoise will be diverted to Larkin’s cross.

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