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10th Feb 2020

Multiple roads all over Ireland affected as snow falls throughout the country

Conor Heneghan

Snow Ireland

After a wild weekend of wind and rain, the snow has made its presence felt on Monday.

With one of the most historic General Elections in recent memory taking place and Storm Ciara bringing heavy rain and wild winds to all parts of the country, it’s safe to say it was an eventful weekend in Ireland.

As if that wasn’t enough, wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow have been added into the mix on Monday, making for treacherous conditions on roads throughout the country.

AA Roadwatch has warned that roads in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, Carlow, Laois, Wicklow, Kildare, Donegal, Kilkenny, Sligo, Waterford and Kerry (see details below) have all been affected by snowfall and flooding and is advising motorists to exercise caution accordingly.

Limerick: Slippery conditions reported on routes around Limerick City following earlier snowfall.

Clare: Flooding on the N18 both ways between J5 Cratloe and J6 Bunratty.

Tipperary: Snow sticking on roads in north Tipperary, especially around Roscrea, Templemore and Thurles. Snow is falling in Nenagh but Gardaí say it’s not sticking. Care advised on the M7 between J27 Birdhill and J30 Rosbrien in Limerick due to the conditions.

Carlow: Slippery conditions reported around Tullow and Hacketstown following snowfall.

Laois: Snow affecting road conditions in the Portlaoise area and near Borris-in-Ossory. Conditions are also reportedly poor in the Crettyard area.

Wicklow: The Old Military Rd (R115) and the Roundwood (R759) approach route to the Sally Gap are both closed due to wintry conditions. Conditions are also snowy on the N81.

Kildare: Roads slushy around Athy after snowfall.

Kilkenny: Snowy conditions reported in the northern half of the county, including in the Castlecomer and Urlingford areas.

Donegal: Intermittent sleet showers on roads around Letterkenny, but Gardaí say they are not sticking at the moment.

Sligo: The Ballymote/Gorteen Rd (R293) remains impassable at Rathmullen Bridge due to flooding.

Kerry: The Loo Bridge/Kenmare Rd (R569) is closed until further notice due to flooding just off the N22. Use alternative routes to/from Kenmare and Kilgarvan.

Waterford: The Promenade in Tramore will be closed until further notice due to high winds.

More details and live updates are available on the AA Roadwatch website.

A status yellow snow/ice warning for all of Ireland, valid until just before midnight on Tuesday night, is one of four weather warnings currently in place.

A status orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry will remain in effect until 8pm on Monday, when a status yellow wind warning for those counties will come into effect and remain in place until 8pm on Tuesday.

A status yellow wind warning for the entire country, meanwhile, will also remain in place until 8pm on Monday.

More details on the weather warnings are available on the Met Éireann website.

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