There is no let up to the cold snap as Met Éireann has issued a new nationwide snow-ice warning as more wintry showers are forecast for tomorrow night.
Scattered snow showers are expected tomorrow night and into Friday morning, with accumulations of less than 3cm possible.
They warn of slippery paths and roads due to the accumulation of ice on untreated surfaces.
The warning comes into effect tomorrow evening at 9pm, and will remain in place until 12 noon on Friday.
The regional forecast suggests that tomorrow will be mostly mild with the risk of thundery showers before temperatures dip in the evening.
“Some of the showers in the west will turn heavy and possibly thundery during the afternoon and evening. Highs of 5 to 8 Celsius in light to moderate southwest breezes, which will increase fresh to strong near the west coast,” Met Éireann says.
The heavy snowfall across Donegal last night rendered the roads treacherous, with emergency services attended the scene of an accident N13 road at Drumkeen on the Letterkenny to Ballybofey Road. There were several reports of cars slipping off roads across the county, with a Letterkenny motorist colliding with a stop sign yesterday evening and a Toyota Avensis sliding into a ditch on the road between Fintown and Meenaroy this morning.
Gardaí are asking road users to exercise caution and to keep up to date with weather alerts and traffic conditions during the cold snap.
They urge motorists to reduce their speed and increase braking distances, use dipped headlights at all times, give extra space to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
Gardaí also advise cyclists and motorcyclists to consider alternative transport where necessary and ask pedestrians to walk on the right hand side of the road facing traffic if there are no footpaths.
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