Monday 1 May 2017

Motorists urged to take care as frost hits roads across the country

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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Motorists have been urged to take care on roads as the country woke up to frosty conditions.

AA Roadwatch said that "continued care is required" as frost is covering roads in Castlebar, Sligo Town, Ballymote and Longford Town this morning.

The frost and icy patches are to clear later this morning with temperatures rising to between 6 to 10 degrees, according to Met Eireann.

In Dublin, traffic is slow on the M50 southbound at J6 Blanchardstown. Northbound traffic is also slow from J16 Cherrywood to J15 Kilternan and again passing J12 Firhouse.

There are reports of a crash on Ongar Rd near the Clonsilla Rd jct.

Meanwhile, the N7 Naas Rd is busy inbound from Newland's Cross Flyover to the Red Cow Interchange.

There are inbound delays from the Botanic Rd, onto the Phibsborough Rd to Doyle’s Corner. Further in, Church St is busy approaching the North Quays.

It's also slow on St John's Rd West from SCR up to Heuston Station.

In Kildare, traffic is very busy northbound on the M7/N7 Limerick/ Dublin Rd from J10 Naas South to J9 Naas North and then it’s very busy from J8 Johnstown to J7 Kill.

There are also delays on the M4 Sligo/ Dublin Rd from J7 Maynooth to J5 Leixlip.

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