Met Éireann has issued a status orange snow-ice warning for Galway.
It will remain in place from 23:00 tonight (Saturday) to 23:00 tomorrow (Sunday).
Met Éireann says significant falls of snow are expected Saturday night and into Sunday and road users are being advised to be extra cautious throughout the weekend.
Accumulations of 4 to 8 cm could occur quite widely with greater totals possible.
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 9, 2017
There will also be slippery paths and treacherous roads due to snow accumulation and ice.
Snow and ice are forecast this weekend. Watch our winter driving advice video ❄️ pic.twitter.com/BfJwqa9onG
— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) December 8, 2017
A status orange warning is also in place for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Mayo, Roscommon and Tipperary.
Beware of #BlackIce! What appears to be a wet patch on the road may be black ice. This occurs in shaded areas. Black Ice is a glossy surface & can cause a vehicle to skid. Avoid getting into a skid by slowing down. Avoid braking & use every control delicately. #BlackIce #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/6shhqkT5Dn
— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) December 9, 2017