Police Advise Caution On Snowy Roads

Gardai are urging motorists to continue to exercise extreme caution while driving.

A thaw has been reported in many areas and motorists are asked to be mindful of the threat of slush, black ice and flooding as road conditions change.

Ice and snow may remain in some sheltered areas for longer periods, they said noting that more snow is forecast for many parts of the country in the coming days.

Motorists should continue to plan their journeys accordingly, the police said this afternoon.

Gardai are also advising people to stay off the ice on frozen canals, ponds, lakes, rivers and flooded areas.

Advice for motorists driving in snowy conditions is available on the homepage of the Garda website www.garda.ie


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