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Dublin: 4°C Monday 18 January 2021

Turn on those lights: Status Orange weather warning in place

An Garda Siochána are warning about dangerous driving conditions across the country.

IF YOU’RE ON your way to work or school this morning, take extra care.

Met Éireann’s status orange weather alert – the second highest alert used by the weather service –  is still in place for nine counties today with warnings of dense fog across large parts of the country.

Gardaí have warned that the driving conditions across the country are dangerous. Drivers and cyclists have been urged to take extra care and to reduce speed.

AA Roadwatch has warned drivers about heavy fog in Dublin and Meath, particularly on the M1 motorway and the M1 road.

The weather warning, which is in place until 9 o’clock this morning, is for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth, Westmeath, Meath, Leitrim and Roscommon.

Met Éireann has said that the fog and frost will subside later this morning.

In pictures: Ireland looks good covered in a blanket of fog > 

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