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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Commuters told to expect delays for two weeks

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

COMMUTERS can expect delays on the roads for the next two weeks as the cold snap continues into the middle of the month.

Bus services will continue to be curtailed and travel warnings kept in place as the country grapples with the most prolonged freezing conditions since 1981.

There was further chaos on roads yesterday with bus services in Dublin severely curtailed because ice remained on the ground in outer suburbs.

Some 37 routes were affected, while Bus Eireann was forced to cancel a number of services.

The worst affected areas are the midlands, specifically Roscommon, Westmeath and Longford. Sligo, Galway, Mayo, Clare and north Cork continue to be badly hit.

Bus Eireann said four of its services were cancelled yesterday and that passengers travelling to and from Leinster should contact their local office to check on individual services.

In Meath, residents of Ratoath were forced to stay home from work yesterday because the roads had not been gritted.

The AA said it had experienced its busiest ever day yesterday with over 900 calls received by lunchtime.

Irish Independent

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