Motorists urged to exercise caution


Motorists have again been advised to take care when travelling today as bad weather continues to make driving conditions difficult.

AA Roadwatch said black ice and icy conditions have caused severe problems for motorists with a number of collisions reported.

It is advising drivers to keep a safe distance from other motorists when travelling.

Icy conditions are reported in counties Meath, Louth, Cavan and Roscommon and drivers are being advised to postpone journey if possible.

In Dublin, secondary roads and roads in housing estates are still quite slippery and motorists are advised against making any journeys to the Wicklow mountains as conditions are treacherous. In Co Wicklow, the Sally Gap is impassable.

In Co Galway, many roads are reported to be icy with the worse affected including those in Connemara. In Leitrim, icy conditions are reported around Manorhamilton while in Wexford the road from New Ross to Campile is described as treacherous.

AA Roadwatch is advising drivers in Cork city to take particular care on the North Ring Rd and Silversprings.

Met Éireann forecasts that today will be a cold, bright day with sunny spells. There will again be some scattered showers of rain or hail in the west and north but mostly dry elsewhere with highest temperatures of between 3 to 7 degrees.