Friday 20 July 2018

Motorists warned about 'very poor conditions' as snow, ice and sleet hit commuters again

The M7 at Junction 17 this morning (image via TII)
The M7 at Junction 17 this morning (image via TII)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Motorists are being advised to take extra care this morning as wintry conditions have led to a number of incidents on the roads.

A number of major routes have been affected by the wintry showers, mainly in the west of the country.

Hail and snow has left sections of the M6 in the west and midlands 'very slippery' according to AA Roadwatch.

The AA are also advising 'extreme caution' on the M7 between J16 Portlaoise East and J23 Moneygall following showers of sleet and snow.

Emergency services also attened a crash southbound on the M7 between J21 Borris In Ossory and J23 but that has now been cleared.

And the N4 has been closed just outside Carrick-on-Shannon in Leitrim.

Elsewhere, there are reports of very slippery conditions in Donegal, especially on the N15 after a fall of snow.

AA Roadwatch say conditions are bad on the N5 in Frenchpark in Roscommon and now the road is closed between Tulsk and Ballinagare after a truck jack-knifed and blocked both directions.

Caution is also advised on the N60 between Castlerea and Roscommon.

In Wexford, gardai say there are reports of black ice on the R733 between New Ross and Campile.

In Kilkenny, AA Roadwatch say ice a concern on secondary roads in the Thomastown region.

 

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