Met Éireann issues snow and ice warning for Limerick as temperatures plummet

11 December, 2017, 03:34 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Snowy scenes in the Cooley Mountains in County Louth

Monday night again will be very cold with lowest air temperatures zero to minus 4 degrees bringing icy patches in places.

The alert, which applies to Limerick, Wexford, Clare and Kerry remains valid until 10pm on Sunday while a status orange snow/ice alert remains in place elsewhere in the country.

Particularly heavy snow was reported in Ballinasloe - and snow ploughs have been deployed to clear sections of the motorway affected by heavy falls.

IRELAND'S national weather forecaster, Met Eireann has issued a status orange snow and ice warning for 17 counties.

"Extremely low temperatures tonight with severe frost, ice and lying snow".

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Met Eireann says: "Significant falls of snow are expected Saturday night and into Sunday".

Gardaí have said that the majority of motorists have heeded their warning to stay off the roads during the current cold snap.

"Really it is about driving at a speed that is appropriate for the road conditions and keeping a safe distance from the cars in front of you".

Please listen to local media/social media for updates on the status of the weather warnings and/or advice issued by the emergency services.

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