Westbound lanes on the M6 motorway reopened at Ballinasloe last night following a collision involving two lorries earlier in the evening.

Eastbound lanes remained closed overnight as emergency services worked to clear debris from the road following the incident.

It happened on the eastbound lane between Ballinasloe and Athlone, close to Junction 14, around 6pm.

One person was taken to University Hospital Galway, where he is being treated for injuries sustained.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Eastbound traffic is being diverted at Junction 14 and motorists are asked to take the R446 to Athlone, where they will re-enter the motorway at Junction 13.

The collision led to lengthy delays for motorists travelling home after Thursday’s Galway Races meeting in Ballybrit.

One person was taken to hospital following a crash which closed the M6 at Ballinasloe yesterday evening.

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