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|Traffic chaos follows m-way death
||Traffic chaos follows m-way death
(about 1 hour later)
|There has been traffic chaos across much of Belfast after a fatal accident involving a bus on the M2 motorway.||There has been traffic chaos across much of Belfast after a fatal accident involving a bus on the M2 motorway.|
One person died in the accident on the northbound route out of Belfast, just before Greencastle at 1345 GMT.
Translink has confirmed the bus involved was the Airport 300 and said no other vehicles were involved.
All lanes countrybound are closed from York Street to Greencastle and are likely to remain so during the rush hour period, police say.
|A Translink spokesperson said the bus driver was "shocked and shaken" by the incident.||A Translink spokesperson said the bus driver was "shocked and shaken" by the incident.|
|Traffic is backed up around the city centre||Traffic is backed up around the city centre|
Traffic is queued back to the Grosvenor Road on the Westlink and this is causing congestion around Millfield College Avenue and Fisherwick Place.
There are queues into the city on Sydenham bypass, which is closed at the M3 and there are queues back to Tillysburn.
Traffic is also congested around Bridge End, Short Strand, Newtownards Road to the Middlepath Street onslip as well as into the city centre.