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Some wintry snaps of Ireland this week as more snow sweeps across the country

AA Roadwatch is advising all road users to take extra care and drive at a reduced speed in affected areas.

A STATUS YELLOW snow warning is currently in place for most parts of the country with Met Éireann forecasting accumulations of up to 5cm in some areas.  

The forecast said sleet and snow in the southwest will gradually extend towards Munster, Connacht and south Leinster during the day, with snow accumulations leading to some hazardous conditions. 

Tonight, there will be sleet and snow in Munster, Connacht and Leinster early on. This will be largely confined to Leinster throughout the night, with rain continuing towards the south coast. Temperatures will stay between one and minus two degrees

AA Roadwatch is advising all road users to take extra care and drive at a reduced speed in affected areas.

So far, snowfall is affecting road conditions in Thurles, Nenagh and Cashel in Co Tipperary. 

AA is also reporting “treacherous conditions” in Galway on the N59 between Moycullen and Clifden due to heavy snowfall. The route is almost impassable at Ballynahinch just west of Recess and gardaí are advising motorists to avoid this stretch of road if possible.

In Mayo, snowfall is affecting routes around Westport, particularly on the N5 Castlebar Road, while the Conor Pass in Co Kerry is closed until further notice due to ice and snow on this route. 

Gardaí in Wicklow are advising the public to avoid the Sally Gap until further notice due to treacherous conditions there. 

The National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management on Severe Weather said it is continuing to monitor this evolving situation with Met Éireann, and the relevant stakeholders.

The group also asked those travelling for essential purposes to pay close attention to local conditions and advice from local authorities.

Here are a few photos of how parts of the country looked like this past week, starting first with scenes from the foothills of Mount Errigal in Co Donegal. 

20210125_153626-01 Source: Ian Miller

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Errigal from house A room with a view (of Mount Errigal) at the Miller house. Source: Iain Miller

20210108_092423 Looking from Jackson' Bridge towards Kilcock, Co Kildare this morning. Source: Andrew O'Grady

snowman Luke Sweeney had just enough snow to make mini snowman in Headford, Co Galway today. Source: John Sweeney

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IMG_20210125_152840 (1) Keadeen Mountain overlooking the Glen of Imaal, Co Wicklow this morning. Source: Sharon Murphy

stand alone 611 Dublin city Center covered in a light dusting of snow. Source: Sam Boal/RN

stand alone 161 Dublin city pigeons have seen worse. Source: Sam Boal/RN

IMG_7482 Dodder Valley Park, Co Dublin Wednesday.

20210210_101119 Youghal beach, Co Cork. Source: John Claude McCarthy

winter-weather-feb-9th-2021 A sheep in the snow at Glenasmole, Co. Dublin. Source: PA/NiallCarson

winter-weather-feb-8th-2021 Ice formations on the Cooley mountains in County Louth Source: PA

984348692_20210210_120456-EFFECTS_3126907 Clermont Cairn in the Cooley Mountains, Co Louth yesterday. Source: Sinéad Carr

If you have some photos of your own you’d like to share, send them our way: tips@thejournal.ie.

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