29 Jun 2022

Motorists urged to take care after heavy overnight snow across Donegal

Road conditions improving after treacherous start to the day

Motorists urged to take care after heavy overnight snow across Donegal

For the second morning in less than a week, heavy overnight snow has resulted in extremely hazardous road conditions across Donegal today.

Following on from last Friday morning’s treacherous conditions in many parts of the county, it’s a similar story this morning with reports of cars off the road from early morning.

Once again, the worst affected areas include Meenaroy, the back of Errigal Road, around Creeslough and in Letterkenny.

While the main roads are now passable, motorists are still urged to take care.

With almost all schools on mid-term break, the roads are thankfully less busy.

Met Éireann had issued two status yellow weather warnings for Donegal with the county to be affected by strong winds and snow and ice.

A snow and ice warning, which also covers Sligo and Leitrim, came into effect at 10pm on Wednesday until 10am on Thursday.

According to Met Éireann, the snow showers will become mainly confined to high ground this afternoon and evening.

Early tonight there will be clear spells and scattered showers of rain or sleet, but it will become drier overnight as showers become isolated. It will be cold with minimum temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees, so frost and ice is possible.  

Friday morning g will be cold and dry with sunny spells and any frost and ice will clear. 

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