M1 Motorway closed at Dundalk due to fire

Emergency services are attending

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M1 Motorway closed at Dundalk due to fire

The scene on the M1 Motorway. Photo: Gabriela Kenny, via Facebook

A section of the M1 has been closed this evening due to an incident, according to AA Roadwatch. 

They say the M1 is closed temporarily northbound between J16 Dundalk and J17 Dundalk South as emergency services deal with a vehicle on fire.

Motorists are reporting large tailbacks at the moment, so the area is best avoided if possible. 

Images posted online show a white van engulfed in flames, having come to a stop in the slow lane. An update from AA Roadwatch as of 6.36pm, said the M1 northbound was down to one lane. 

UPDATE (7.15pm): The M1 northbound has now fully reopened.