Motorists warned of hazardous conditions as weather warning remains in place

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galway daily news Motorists warned of hazardous conditions as weather warning remains in place

Motorists are being advised to use caution as Galway remains under a weather warning for snow and ice this morning.

There was widespread snowfall while a Status Orange warning for all of Connacht and much of the country was in place until midnight.

However, Galway and all of Ireland remains under a Status Yellow Snow and Ice weather warning this morning, which will remain in place until midday.

Widespread frost and icy surfaces in place will create hazardous travel conditions, Met Eireann has cautioned.

The Road Safety Authority cautioned that road conditions may be particularly perilous during busy commute times this morning, and gave the following advice.

  • The public should note that local conditions will vary across the country and consider those conditions. Any travel arrangements should be planned carefully in advance of setting out
  • All road users should be aware of the potential for hazardous travelling conditions, particularly on untreated roads and allow extra time for all road journeys
  • Motorists should slow down and be aware of the dangers posed by poor visibility during periods of falling sleet/snow
  • Pedestrians should be aware for the potential of slips and falls in icy conditions particularly on untreated roads and footpaths.

It’s going to be another chilly day and night on Friday, with temperatures not peaking much higher than 5 degrees, and dropping as low as -2 again overnight.

Tomorrow there will be continued showers of rain, sleet, and snow, though turning more to rain in the afternoon here.