Drivers told to exercise 'extreme caution' due to "very icy conditions" 1 month ago

Drivers told to exercise 'extreme caution' due to "very icy conditions"

The roads are very slippery out there, with certain areas affected worse than others.

Drivers are being urged to take care when driving this morning, due to adverse weather conditions.


AA Roadwatch said that "very icy conditions" have been reported in most parts of the country this morning, with snow also affecting routes in some areas.

The traffic and travel provider warned that people should allow extra time for all essential journeys that are being made on Sunday morning.

It said: "Leaving enough space to brake is even more important when there are wintery conditions to contend with."

Gardaí also issued a warning, urging people to reduce their speed when driving on Sunday.

"Please take care if embarking on an essential journey this morning. A Status Yellow snow and ice warning remains in place until 12 noon with very icy conditions reported in a number of areas particularly affecting minor roads. Reduce speed and stay safe."

While the majority of the country is affected, AA Roadwatch has said that these places in particular are experiencing heavy snowfall:

  • Waterford City, Tramore and South Kilkenny
  •  North-eastern parts of Dublin
  •  Monaghan Town and Clontibret
  •  Higher ground in Kerry

Further information on the upcoming weather can be found on the Met Éireann website here.