Monday 23 April 2018

Live traffic updates: motorists urged to take extreme caution amid snow-ice warnings

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Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

With two nationwide snow-ice warnings in effect, motorists have been advised to take additional care on extremely icy roads this morning.


Cork is one area that is one of the worst areas affected with icy conditions reported on many routes, particularly on the South City Link Road and Kinsale Road.

Gardai are responding to a number of collisions in the area and Bus Eireann have resported some service disruptions across the county.

In Waterford, gardai are dealing with a crash on N25 Cork/ Waterford Rd and traffic is down to one lane between Dungarvan and Youghal at Ring Cross.


Snow is falling around Carrick-on-Shannon and particular care has been advised on the N4 Sligo/Dublin Road in the town.

Care is needed around Ballymote, particularly on the Ballymote/ Gorteen Rd (R293) and on the Ballymote/ Tubbercurry Rd (R296).

Icy conditions on the N59 Sligo/ Ballina Rd at Dromore West and on the Gorteen/ Boyle Rd (R294).

In Galway, there are long delays on the N17 Tuam Rd from Knockdoe to Castlegar.

Icy conditions have also been reported on the N66 Loughrea/ Gort Rd.

No incidents have been reported as yet but Gardai say roads are very icy on this stretch.


There are a number of routes in Dundalk affected by black ice this morning including the N52 Ardee Rd and N53 Castleblayney Rd.

Icy road conditions have been reported in parts of the Ballivor/ Kinnegad Rd (R161)


There are very slippery conditions on the N3 Dublin/ Cavan Rd at the Cootehill exit and on the Cavan/ Cootehill Rd (R188).

In Donegal, there are icy conditions around Ballyshannon on the Termon/ Gweedore Rd (R251) and on the Rossnowlagh/ Ballintra Rd (R231).

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