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Stretch of the M8 in North Kilkenny closed after jeep and trailer carrying cattle overturns

*Update 17:35: Road has now reopened*

A stretch of the M8 in North Kilkenny is closed after a jeep and trailer overturned this afternoon.

It happened Northbound between Junction 5 Two-Mile-Borris and Junction 4 Urlingford.

The trailer had cattle in it but it’s understood neither they nor the driver of the jeep have been badly injured.

The animals are now in a nearby field.

That stretch will remain closed for a time while the accident is being cleared.