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Friday 9 December 2016

Snow, ice warnings as Storm Jake hits country

Sasha Brady

Published 02/03/2016 | 02:30

AA Roadwatch have warned motorists to slow down and leave extra time to reach their destination. Stock picture
AA Roadwatch have warned motorists to slow down and leave extra time to reach their destination. Stock picture

Temperatures are set to plunge with snow showers expected as Storm Jake sweeps in across Ireland.

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The Road Safety Authority cautioned all road users to take extreme care after Met Éireann issued separate wind, snow and ice warnings.

Many parts of the country are expected to wake up to a ­blanket of snow this ­morning with heavy snow showers ­forecast for parts of Connacht, Donegal, Monaghan and ­Leinster leading to accumulations of 3cm, with larger accumulations on higher ground.

Storm Jake will also bring gale force and squally ­westerly winds with gusts of up to 110kph, which will be most severe along western and south-western coasts.

The showers will turn to rain or hail later today before clearing.

Irish Independent

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