Multiple collisions across the country as motorists battle treacherous road conditions
Drivers being advised to take care
There has been a number of collisions across the country this morning as freezing overnight temperatures resulted in icy road conditions.
Gardaí are urging motorists travelling on the M18 Galway to Limerick Rd to take extreme care as "road conditions are treacherous due to ice."
CLARE/GALWAY: M18 Limerick/Galway Rd reopened n'bound btwn J15 Crusheen & J16 Gort following a number of incidents. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) February 5, 2017
WEXFORD: N25 Cork/Waterford Rd closed btwn Kent's Cross outside New Ross and Bergerin Hill following an incident. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) February 5, 2017
Latest temps. Road surface temps even lower. Extreme care needed on road networks this morning, widespread black ice. pic.twitter.com/Zqx7jE7QAV— ☀Metalert Ireland☀ (@MetAlertIreland) February 5, 2017
Meanwhile, a vehicle went on fire on the same road this morning between the Crusheen and Gort exits.
Emergency services attended the scene and the vehicle was removed.
The road was closed for a short while this morning as gardaí were dealing with a number of minor collisions but it has since reopened.
In Wexford, the N25 Cork/Waterford Rd is closed outside New Ross following an incident. Diversions are currently in place.
Incidents were also reported in Donegal and Laois.
The M7 Dublin to Limerick Rd has now fully reopened following an overnight collision at the J21 Borris-In-Ossory exit.
Temperatures plunged to -4 degrees last night and freezing conditions are expected again tonight.