Road conditions remain dangerous around the county

Glendalough (Pic Buster Murphy)

Although MET Eireann have said we are over the worst, the cold snap is set to continue.

Road conditions in many areas remain dangerous, especially on higher ground.

Speaking on East Coast F.M this morning, T.D Patrick Casey said the roads around the Glendalough area are treacherous with no sign of a thaw, and will remain so as the sun fails to shine during the winter months in the popular valley.

The AA report Gardaí advise motorists to avoid the Sally Gap due to poor road conditions. Conditions are also snowy around Glendalough, with extreme caution advised.

Allow plenty of extra time for your journey. If you’re driving in such conditions, slow down and make sure your dipped headlights are on. Remember it can take up to ten times longer to stop your vehicle on icy roads, so leave extra space between your vehicle and the one in front.

The eastern half of Wicklow received no snow at all but suffered heavy rain throughout Sunday.

Forecast

A cold, bright day that will stay mainly dry. Highest temperatures of 3 or 4 degrees in cold northerly winds.

Tonight

Mostly dry and clear overnight with a widespread severe frost and temperatures falling to between -1 and -3 degrees. Winds turning more northwesterly in direction.

Tomorrow

A clear and frosty start to the day. Cloud increasing through the morning with rain to spread eastwards across the province in the afternoon/evening. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in moderate southwest winds.

 

Please contact us for use of this image

Sign up to our weekly newsletter