Accident on the A8 near Irschenberg: truck overturned – full closure in the direction of Munich and Salzburg

On Friday afternoon, April 30th, a truck overturned on the A8 at the foot of the Irschenberg.

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Irschenberg – Traffic chaos on the A8: A truck overturned on Friday afternoon at Irschenberg. The motorway had to be completely closed in both directions at times.

Update, 7:56 p.m. – vehicles towed away – some of the motorway can be used again

As announced by the Holzkirchen motorway police station, they were accident vehicles have now been towed away, the roadway cleaned and the guardrails are currently being repaired. The traffic is diverted past the damaged area in two lanes. The left lane in both directions in the area there will remain closed during the repair work. The duration is not yet known.

When the lanes are free again, the responsible police will inform you in a timely manner. The Backwater that formed up to the Holzkirchen Süd tank and rest facility has, will probably dissolve soon.

Update, 5:54 p.m. – Pictures from the scene of the accident on the A8

Truck accident on the A8 near Irschenberg on April 30, 2021

Truck accident on the A8 near Irschenberg on April 30, 2021

Update, 5.40 p.m. – lifting of the full lock not in sight

At the request of at the Holzkirchen motorway police station, no further information on the lifting of the full block could be made. Currently, both directions are still fully blocked, according to police information, the duration of the block can not yet be estimated. For this reason, drivers are asked to drive around the area extensively.

According to, the backwater in the direction of Munich currently extends back to about the Bad Aibling junction, in the opposite direction it is already backing up at the Holzkirchen junction.

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Update, 3:45 p.m. – truck overturned on A8

As the Holzkirchen autobahn police now announced, there was a traffic accident around 2 p.m. on the A8 at Irschenberg in the direction of Munich, in which a Turkish truck driver lost control of his semitrailer for an unexplained cause and turned left off the lane.

In doing so, he broke through the central barrier and came to a stop across both lanes. In the accident, a Fiat 500, which was also traveling towards Munich, was probably dragged along by the Turkish articulated lorry and also thrown onto the opposite lane. Fortunately, the driver of the Fiat from the Traunstein district was only slightly injured. The truck driver was uninjured. Some cars that were heading towards Salzburg at the time of the accident were also damaged by debris flying around.

All lanes in the area of ​​the accident site are currently completely closed in both directions. Traffic is currently diverted towards Salzburg at the Weyarn junction and in the direction of Munich at the Irschenberg junction.

The salvage work and the associated road closures are currently still ongoing. Further details regarding the course of the accident are not yet available.

Update, 3:30 p.m. – a traffic jam for almost ten kilometers

The consequences of the accident on the A8 at the foot of the Irschenberg on the Miesbacher side are becoming ever greater. While the rescue operations have now begun, the road in the direction of Munich is backing up over four kilometers, which, according to, corresponds to a loss of almost 40 minutes. On the other side in the direction of Rosenheim, the situation looks even more precarious. There it is now backing up for almost ten kilometers, which corresponds to a loss of time of over two and a half hours – and the trend is rising.

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First report:

Shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon, April 30, a serious accident occurred on the A8 between Weyarn and Irschenberg. As a spokesman for the Rosenheim autobahn police said at the request of, a fully loaded truck overturned at the foot of the Irschenberg on the Miesbacher side and broke through the central barrier. According to the police, the A8 had to be completely blocked in both directions. A large number of fire brigades and rescue workers are in action. It is currently unclear whether people have been injured. It is also not yet clear whether other vehicles are involved in the accident.

Traffic in the direction of Munich is diverted via the Irschenberg exit. The flow of traffic in the direction of Rosenheim is diverted via the Weyarn exit. All road users who are already behind the Weyarn and Irschenberg exits have to be prepared for long waiting times. Drivers who are familiar with the area are asked to drive around the area extensively.

*Further information follows*