Severe traffic disruption on M2 after lorry sheds load - five lanes down to two

This is what the M2 leaving Belfast looked like shortly before 5.00pm on Thursday.
This is what the M2 leaving Belfast looked like shortly before 5.00pm on Thursday.

There are severe traffic delays on the M2 this evening after a lorry shed its load.

"A lorry has shed its its load on the M2 leaving Belfast between Fortwilliam and Greencastle," said TrafficWatchNI.

"Currently the three central lanes of the five lanes at that point are obstructed.

"This is causing long delays leaving Belfast."

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