Donegal has been covered in a blanket of snow and ice this morning in the wake of Storm Caroline.
Last night’s freezing conditions have created slippy roads and, while major routes were gritted at 6am, a number of accidents have occurred during the morning commute.
A collision took place on the N13 Letterkenny/Ballybofey Rd on the Letterkenny side of Drumkeen. The vehicles have since been cleared.
No major collisions have been reported in the county. However, a number of warnings were issued for specific routes from AA Roadwatch:
Snow and ice have been reported on the Termon/Gweedore Rd (R251), known as the Back of Errigal.
Care is advised on the N14 Letterkenny/Lifford Rd at Ballinaleckey due to icy conditions.
There are icy conditions along the N15 Ballybofey/Donegal Rd at McGrory’s Brae and also through Barnsmore Gap. The route is passable with extreme care.
A Status Orange snow-ice alert remains in place for Donegal throughout this Friday. Snow showers are expected to continue during the day, with warnings of icy footpaths and roads.
The north west is in for a cold and wintry day, with temperatures reaching no higher than 3-5 degrees.
The cold snap continues tonight with snow, frosty and icy conditions and lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 degrees.
Donegal County Council have urged motorists to take care and keep an eye on our conditions here on this live map: http://arc.donegal.ie/flexviewers/images/currentroads/currentroads2.jpg …