Warning to motorists as temperature drops

A STATUS YELLOW wind warning is in place for the province of Leinster.

It will be extremely windy and blustery with winds gusting between 100 and 130 km/h at times – highest in coastal areas. Occasional heavy, squally, thundery downpours of rain will occur at times too. Some flooding is possible also.

Motorists are strongly advised to drive with extra care, slow down keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front particularly those driving high sided vehicles on exposed roads or over high ground. Also be mindful of motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians and the strong possibility of debris on roads especially less travelled routes.

If you encounter spot flooding do not attempt to drive through standing water unless you are absolutely sure that it is not too deep for your vehicle.

There is frost and icy road conditions in Roundwood, Laragh and Rathdrum, motorists are advised to avoid the Sally Gap and the Wicklow Gap.

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