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24th Jan 2021

AA Roadwatch warn of particularly icy roads in six counties following very cold night

Rory Cashin

Drivers need to be even more careful than usual on the roads this morning.

While the entire country remains under a status yellow snow and ice warning until 12pm today, last night saw most of the island get at least some snowfall.

However, some parts of the country got a lot more than others, which has led to parts of the country having build-ups of snow and ice on the roads, making them a more treacherous drive than usual.

As per the AA Roadwatch website, these are the roads they’ve advised need the most caution by drivers:

GALWAY: Extreme caution is advised around Clifden and on the N59 between there and Maam Cross after snowfall last night.

WESTMEATH: Snow is affecting driving conditions on the M4 and M6 near Kinnegad, so extreme caution is advised.

WEXFORD: Particularly icy conditions have been reported on the N25 between Wexford Town and New Ross.

WICKLOW: Gardaí advise avoiding the Sally Gap and all upland areas where possible due to icy conditions.

WATERFORD: Snowy conditions are affecting the city and eastern parts of the county at the moment. Bear in mind falling snow will also affect visibility, so slow down and give plenty of space to others.

KERRY: Gardaí advise avoiding the The Conor Pass due to snowfall. Use alternative routes. Particularly icy conditions have also been reported on the N21 between Castleisland and the turn-off for Knocknagashel.

However, they do warn that following the snow and ice warning for the entire country, all roads will need extra precautions from drivers this morning.

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