Hazardous Roads Warning Issued

Met Éireann has warned drivers to exercise caution on Irish roads today, due to hazardous weather conditions.

The weather authority said temperatures dropped to as low as -8C in the Cavan/Monaghan area overnight leading to potentially dangerous road surfaces.

According to reports this morning, road temperatures remained below -6C in counties Monaghan, Cavan, Westmeath and Tipperary, and below -2.0° C on a large majority of national routes elsewhere.

Gardaí have also issued warnings in Wicklow, advising motorists to avoid the Sally Gap due to icy surfaces.

Gardaí have also today released provisional statistics indicating that drink driving incidents have taken a slight tumble.

The period between the 29th December and 4th January saw a decrease in drink drivers, with a total of 307 drink driving incidents recorded, compared to 321 the previous week.

A spokesman said: "Garda enforcement activities in this area of road safety will continue to be prioritised."


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