THERE is traffic chaos in many parts of Co Donegal tonight as road conditions worsen.
Traffic delays of over an hour are being experienced by motorists travelling between Donegal Town and Ballybofey.
There are also major delays on the Letterkenny/Lifford road, the Burnfoot to Buncrana Road and in and around Ballyshannon.
The worst tailbacks have been experienced this evening in Letterkenny where there has been virtual gridlock in the town this afternoon.
Gardaí have stepped up patrols and are calling on motorists to drive with caution as temperatures drop to freezing.
ESB Networks meanwhile have restored power to all but 19 homes in the Donegal Town area.
The company says experts will have those repairs completed at 8.15pm.
It was a remarkable reconnection route; more than 12,000 homes had lost power at some stage over the past 24 hours as a storm hit Donegal.
Skies will clear later, with the next weather system due to arrive tomorrow morning bringing more wintry showers.