There has been a serious crash on the M6 motorway in Co Westmeath.
The M6 remains closed eastbound between Junction 5 Tullamore and Junction 3 Rochfortbridge after a collision.
At least five vehicles were involved in the crash and the motorway will be closed in both directions until further notice.
Motorists are asked to divert to the N52 via Mullingar.
Gardaí have warned motorists to slow down and take extra caution after several heavy showers of hail and sleet caused a series of accidents.
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