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Motorists urged to take care with snow/ice warning in place until 10am tomorrow

A snow/ice warning has been in place since yesterday morning.
Dec 15th 2019, 11:37 AM 49,554 34

Updated Dec 15th 2019, 7:20 PM

MET ÉIREANN HAS extended its snow/ice warning for the entire country to last until tomorrow morning.

Yesterday, the forecaster issued a Status Yellow warning of wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow with icy stretches on roads and footpaths. That warning was set to last until 11am today.

However, Met Éireann updated that earlier today to last until 10am tomorrow.

Motorists are being urged to take care on the roads tonight and tomorrow morning.

AA Roadwatch said: “Remember it takes much longer to stop on icy roads, so slow down, leave yourself extra room to brake and keep all manoeuvers gentle.”

Gardaí have also advised that both roads through the Sally Gap in Wicklow are impassable at the moment due to treacherous conditions. They are urging motorists to avoid the area, including most of the Old Military Road.

LR HILL WALKERS IN THE SNOW 758A0349 Hill walkers in the snow near the Wicklow Gap today. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

Tonight will see lowest temperatures of between -3 and 0 degrees with a sharp to severe frost and ice on untreated surfaces.

Tomorrow will be similarly cold with the highest temperatures of around 5 degrees.

The cold conditions will continue through to midweek when there’ll be a “slight, temporary reprieve”, Met Éireann said.

By Wednesday, top temperatures will range between 7 and 9 degrees. 

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