Traffic on N4 to be diverted through the town of Edgeworthstown for a time this evening

Motorists travelling on the N4 between Longford and Mullingar are being warned to expect some possible delays this evening as traffic is diverted off the by-pass and into the town.

The by-pass at the Maria Edgeworth roundabout on the Mullingar side of the town will stay closed until at least 6pm this evening while an operation gets underway to bring an overturned lorry upright.

The articulated lorry fell onto its side earlier this afternoon and was partially blocking one of the lanes.

The driver escaped any serious injury.