RSA issues warning of scattered snow showers and black ice

Snow on the Sally Gap (File photo)

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has warned drivers to be wary of scattered snow showers and black ice.

Met Éireann issued a yellow weather warning for scattered snow showers from 11am today until 11pm tomorrow (Saturday). The RSA is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads.

Though snow showers and icy patches are mainly confined to Western and Northern areas throughout tonight and tomorrow, the RSA is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions.

When driving in icy and snowy conditions, the RSA has the following advice: clear windows and mirrors before setting out, watch out for black ice, use dipped headlights at all times, watch for vulnerable road users, and remove all snow from your vehicle before driving.

For more advice and severe weather driving tips, go to the RSA website or the RSA Facebook and Twitter pages.

For weather updates, visit Met Eireann’s website www.met.ie

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