Multiple collisions on roads across Ireland as snow and ice cause treacherous conditions
Snow, ice and flooding are causing treacherous conditions on roads across the country on Monday morning.
Multiple collisions and dangerous conditions have been reported on roads across Ireland on Monday morning due to snow, ice and flooding caused by Storm Jorge in recent days.
According to AA Roadwatch, the western half of the country has been the worst affected with multiple collisions having occurred on both directions on the M7 near Limerick.
Motorists have been warned to be particularly wary of icy conditions on the M7 between J27 Birdhill and J29 Ballysimon in Limerick and Tipperary.
The Tuam Road in Galway city had to be closed following a serious crash on Monday morning, while there was also a collision on the M18 northbound in Clare, where very icy conditions have been reported.
A warning for black ice on roads has also been issued in Mayo, which has been dusted with snow overnight, while a number of roads in Tipperary, Galway, Offaly remain closed as of Monday morning due to flooding (see details below).
- The N65 between Portumna and Borrisokane
- The Borrisokane/Cloghan Rd (R438) between the Portumna turn-off at Walsh Park Cross and the Banagher turn-off at Taylor’s Cross
- The Nenagh/Terryglass Rd (R493) at Ballinderry
A snow/ice weather warning for the entire country, which had forecast sleet, snow, freezing temperatures and icy stretches, expired at 8am on Monday morning.
Frost and ice is expected to clear slowly on Monday morning on what will be a cold day with a mixture of sunshine and showers, which will be most frequent in the west.
Those showers will spread across the country later on Monday afternoon and will turn wintry at times with a risk of hail and thunder. Temperatures are not expected to exceed 6 degrees throughout the day before plummeting to as low as -1 at night, with frost and ice likely to cause tricky road conditions again on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Live updates on road conditions throughout the country are available on AA Roadwatch here.