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Dublin: 17 °C Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Ice persists across country’s roads, motorists warned

Motorists have been urged to drive with extreme care as ice and black ice continue to cover roads across much of the country.

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MOTORISTS HAVE BEEN warned to take care on the roads today as icy conditions and black ice persist across much of the country, after some parts of Leinster and Munster experienced snowfalls last night.

The areas worst affected by ice and frost are West Clare, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Limerick, Kerry, Laois, Monaghan, Louth, Donegal and Sligo. The frost is expected to begin clearing tomorrow.

AA Roadwatch has urged motorists to dive with extreme care, reduce speed dramatically and remember to adopt gentle maneuvers. It has warned of widespread ice and black ice on roads across the country.

Mét Éireann has said that frost and icy patches will clear through the morning, and most places will be dry with sunny spells. However ice will persist in some areas and scattered showers of rain or hail will affect parts of Ulster and Connacht. Highest daytime temperatures will range from 3 to 8 degrees.

Tonight, frost will develop and rain will spread across Munster and south Leinster overnight. Lowest temperatures will range -1 to +2 degrees.

A small aircraft warning is also in effect.

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