People are being warned not to underestimate the danger posed by the county’s roads after a number of cars went out of control.
This picture shows a car which plunged into a ditch close to the Kilross Junction on the Ballybofey Road this afternoon.
Other drivers have warned that conditions in this area and others are treacherous.
Roads across Inishowen and in the West of the county are believed to be particularly dangerous.
Donegal County Council says it has had its 23 gritters out overnight and all day.
And with temperatures already plummeting towards the minus figures, Donegal County Council has issued a statement asking people to exercise caution.
“Donegal County Council is urging all motorists to take extra care on the roads as showers of sleet, snow, rain and hail is forecasted to continue for the rest of the day and into tomorrow.
“It is expected that temperatures will fall close to zero tonight and there is a high risk of icy roads in most parts of the county.
“All 23 of the Councils gritters have been deployed since early this morning and will continue to be deployed on all routes throughout the rest of the day and into the night.
“Whilst every effort will be made to keep roads clear, we cannot guarantee ice free roads and we are urging all motorists to take extra care.
People are asked to check the council’s winter weather website to keep up to date on road conditions by following us on Twitter @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil or on our Facebook page or check out our interactive map at http://arc.donegal.ie/flexviewers/wintergrittingroutes/Tags: