Diversions are currently in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
A section of road in Laois is closed indefinitely due to a lorry, carrying logs, overturning.
Laois County Council says part of the N80 between Mountmellick and Portlaoise will have to remain closed if there is damage to the road, as it cannot be assessed until morning.
The driver of the vehicle has been hospitalised.
Diversions are currently in place and gardaí are asking motorists to avoid the area.