Friday 23 February 2018

Multiple collisions across the country as motorists battle treacherous road conditions

Drivers being advised to take care

Drivers have been warned to take care on icy roads
Drivers have been warned to take care on icy roads
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

There has been a number of collisions across the country this morning as freezing overnight temperatures resulted in icy road conditions.

Gardaí are urging motorists travelling on the M18 Galway to Limerick Rd to take extreme care as "road conditions are treacherous due to ice."

Meanwhile, a vehicle went on fire on the same road this morning between the Crusheen and Gort exits.

Emergency services attended the scene and the vehicle was removed.

The road was closed for a short while this morning as gardaí were dealing with a number of minor collisions but it has since reopened.

In Wexford, the N25 Cork/Waterford Rd is closed outside New Ross following an incident. Diversions are currently in place.

Incidents were also reported in Donegal and Laois.

The M7 Dublin to Limerick Rd has now fully reopened following an overnight collision at the J21 Borris-In-Ossory exit.

Temperatures plunged to -4 degrees last night and freezing conditions are expected again tonight.

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