Road users are warned to take extreme care this Tuesday morning as snow showers and freezing weather are due to create slippy conditions.
A Status Yellow snow-ice alert is in place for every county in Ireland from 4am Tuesday which will last throughout the day.
Snow accumulations of up to 3cm are in store for Donegal, which will lead to falling road temperatures and ice on untreated surfaces.
Donegal County Council are due to grit all regular routes from 8pm tonight. However, motorists are reminded to assume that no road is ice free.
Gardai have issued a road safety warning ahead of tonight’s snow, asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.
The following Winter Ready driving advice was shared today:
•Drivers should reduce speed and increase braking distances.
•Use dipped headlights at all times to ensure you are seen by other motorists.
•Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra space.
•Cyclists and motorcyclists check local road conditions and consider alternative transport where necessary.
•Pedestrians should walk on a footpath, not on the street. Walk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpaths
Motorists before commencing your journey:
•Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer. Do not use hot water on the windscreen.
•Do not leave your car with the engine running and unattended. (A number of car thefts occur every frosty morning)