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Monday 18 December 2017

Drivers warned of hazardous conditions - reports of black ice on roads nationwide

Drivers are being warned of hazardous road conditions nationwide this morning as the country awoke to a cold and frosty start.

Poor driving conditions across the country include black ice in Donegal, Monaghan, Kilkenny, Wicklow and Clare.

Gardai are advising slow and careful driving on all routes with extreme care to be taken in sheltered areas and secondary roads.

In Wicklow, conditions are poor around Aughrim, Rathdrum and Ashford.

AA Roadwatch also advise care on the N2 Castleblaney Bypass in Monaghan, Letterkenny/Glenties Road in Donegal and around Navan Town in Meath.

In Louth, severe black ice has been reported on all routes around Ardee.

Further south, extra care is needed through Ennis and on the N85 Ennis/Ennistymon Road in Clare and around Kilkenny City due to further reports of black ice.

Rain is set to move into Munster and Connacht during the morning, with showers set to arrive in the east by afternoon.

And it’s not time to take off the scarf just yet. It will be cold this afternoon with highest temperatures ranging between three and nine degrees and snow in high areas in the north expected.

Temperatures will rise throughout the day and will be higher tonight with lowest temperatures of six to nine degrees.

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