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01st Mar 2024

Chaotic road conditions reported amid major snowfall in Ireland

Stephen Porzio

Travelling conditions have been described as ‘hazardous’.

There have been reports of chaotic road conditions across Ireland as snow continues to fall throughout the country.

Having reported earlier this week that there was a “chance of snow on high ground”, Met Éireann has issued two Status Yellow snow-ice warnings that have already taken effect.

The first applies to Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo and Westmeath and is set to last until midday on Friday (1 March).

The other is just for Wicklow and is scheduled to apply until 3pm.

Both read: “Falls of sleet and snow may lead to temporary accumulations.

“Potential Impacts: Icy stretches on untreated surfaces, poor visibility and hazardous travelling conditions.”

Amidst the snow, An Garda Síochána and the Dublin Fire Brigade have warned people to be extra cautious on roads – with Dublin City Council describing conditions as “hazardous”.

The council also reshared a report from LiveDrive on Dublin City FM stating that there have been major issues at J13 Dundrum. This is as traffic on the on-ramp to the M50 northbound is unable the move up the hill due to poor weather conditions.

According to the outlet, the road is blocked – leading to drivers abandoning their cars.

As well as this, Cavan County Council wrote that road conditions are “extremely challenging” in the county and that motorists are “advised not to travel”.

It also added: “A number of HGVs are stuck at locations across the road network with heavy pockets of snow making roads impassable.”

A statement from Gardaí on Friday morning also reads: “Gardaí and emergency services are dealing with a collision at Killough Upper in Kilmacanogue, Co.Wicklow. The road is currently closed at this time.

“Gardaí are also advising that the Ashford, Roundwood & Newtownmountkennedy areas should be avoided due to poor conditions.”

Main image via Leah Farrell/Rolling News

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