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Dublin: 11°C Wednesday 16 June 2021

New warning extending: Rachel may be gone but the snow is back

Snow and ice are causing problems on some roads across the country this morning.

Snowfall causes disruption in the village of Claudy, Northern Ireland.
Snowfall causes disruption in the village of Claudy, Northern Ireland.
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STORM RACHEL MAY be on her way out but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be all sunshine and rainbows.

Met Eireann issued a snow-ice warning for the country this morning.

The status yellow alert was issued at 6am and was originally in place until 12 noon but has now been extended until 3pm.

It comes after 24 hours of power outages, diverted flights, school closures and fallen trees.

One man lost his life when a tree hit his car yesterday morning.

Dangerous roads

Snow and ice are causing problems this morning on many roads across the country.

AA Roadwatch says particular care is needed around Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Meath, Louth, Westmeath, Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim and Longford.

The gardaí are also advising motorists to drive with extreme care:

However, the weather conditions are expected to normalise today and stay that way for this weekend.

Read: Explainer: Why is everyone calling it ‘Storm Rachel’?>

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