The M50 southbound is closed as a truck carrying several horses overturns 2 years ago

The M50 southbound is closed as a truck carrying several horses overturns

The M50 southbound is closed between J12 Firhouse and J13 Sandyford due to an overturned hose truck.

The driver is unhurt.

Motorists have been sharing pictures on social media of the animals lined up on the side of the road.

It appears that all the horses survived and are well, although one photographed shared by the Dublin M50 Twitter account showed blood on the road. On Twitter they were described by one witness as "shaken"  but "doing well".

M50 Dublin Twitter

Dublin Fire Brigade

On Saturday evening, traffic was being diverted off at J12 - with the AA telling people avoid this section of the M50. "There are heavy delays on approach in both directions," it added.

One motorist added that "Northbound heavy from Sandyford with rubbernecking. Once past accident, traffic is flowing."

Emergency services remain at the scene. The stretch of road will be closed until a crane arrives to move the truck.

Another horsebox is en route to the scene to collect the animals.