Sunday 21 January 2018

Dense fog nationwide sparks motorists' warning and commuter delays

Donegal this morning Credit: Twitter/@watchallirish
Donegal this morning Credit: Twitter/@watchallirish
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Met Eireann has warned motorists to be extra vigilant on the roads this morning.

With reports of dense fog in several counties, the national forecaster has said visibility while driving can be very poor.

Carlow town, Tullamore, Thurles, Portlaoise and Limerick City are some of the worst areas affected by the fog.

However, driving on the roads around Cavan, Ennis, Carrick-on-Shannon, Manorhamilton, Navan and Galway City is also difficult this morning with the poor visibility.

There is no official weather warning as yet in place but commuters have been advised to take their time travelling over the next few hours.

AA Roadwatch has reminded motorists to use fog lights if needed but to be sure to turn them off when no longer required.

Irish Rail have reported that at least one of their trains is running late due the adverse weather conditions.

The 5.20am Westport to Heuston service ran 10 minutes behind due to the heavy fog.

The poor conditions are set to clear during the morning, and the chilly start will give way to a dry, sunny day.

Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 18 degrees this afternoon.

Dublin this foggy morning #nofilter #ireland

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