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Thursday 21 August 2014

Motorists warned to drive with care as wet weather returns

Denise Calnan

Published 20/03/2014 | 09:02

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Pedestrians in Dublin's city centre

Drivers are being asked to drive with care this morning as surface water is an issue nationwide this morning.

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A cloudy and windy morning with spells of heavy rain has caused slippery road conditions across the country.

“It's a very wet start to the morning & surface water is an issue in many areas. Extra care is needed,” AA Roadwatch warned drivers.

"Traffic generally a lot heavier this morn & there have been lots of incidents possibly due to wet weather. Slow down! [sic]," they added.

A tree down on Gunny Hill in Rathfarnham, Dublin is causing delays and drivers are asked to approach with care.

Meanwhile, there are further delays between the Old Youghal Road and Banduff Road in Cork due to a stop/go system in place.

A crash eastbound on the N40 South Ring Rd between Bloomfield and Mahon is also adding to already heavy traffic.

The wet weather is also causing long delays in Dublin on Lucan Road inbound from before Junction 4 Newcastle through M50 Interchange to the Palmerstown Bypass.

There is also a risk of some spot flooding early in the day.

Colder, clearer and less windy weather will follow this afternoon with sunny spells developing and scattered windy showers, Met Eireann reports.

However, temperatures will continue to drop during the day with afternoon temperatures as low as five degrees.

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