A ROAD has reopened following a multiple-vehicle crash in Portlaoise this afternoon.
Emergency services attended the scene on the N80 Mountmellick Road at about 3pm, after five vehicles were involved in a pile-up.
The road was closed between Fairgreen and the Ballyfin Road junction for over two hours, while emergency services dealt with the collision.
Gardaí reopened the road shortly after 5.30pm and traffic is moving freely again.
One person was removed to hospital but there were no serious injuries.
Gardaí are investigating the cause of the crash.