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Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted

Two cars were reportedly stolen this morning after being left unattended.

MOTORISTS ARE BEING advised to be careful after two cars were stolen this morning when they were left unattended while the windscreens defrosted.

Frosty and icy conditions hit many areas of the country this morning, with parts of Leinster and east Ulster impacted the worst.

Two cars were reportedly stolen this morning after being left unattended. Gardaí have not confirmed the location of either incident.

Drivers were advised to give themselves extra time to de-ice their cars, but gardaí are warning drivers to remain in the vehicle while they do so following this morning’s incidents.

Frost is expected in some areas again overnight tonight, while tomorrow will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

Gardaí are also advising to check if your car is winter-ready.

“You should get your car serviced before winter sets in to make sure it is ready for the conditions which will undoubtedly arrive when least expected,” the advice read.

This includes making sure lights, liquids, oil, electrics, windscreen wipers and tyres are all up to correct operational standards.

They are also asking motorists to “ensure your vehicle has a more than adequate supply of fuel” for any journeys being made.

Allow extra time and drive with caution. Let someone know your route and when you expect to arrive and your destination.

And remember – don’t leave your car unattended.

See here for more information on keeping safe this winter. 

Read: It’s a frosty, frosty morning out there. Take care on the roads now

More: Gardaí appeal for help finding Ciara Farrell (45) last seen in Dublin 4 on Tuesday

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