Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution today as wintry showers and frosty conditions continue to render the roads treacherous.
A Met Éireann snow-ice warning is currently in place with many in Donegal waking up this morning to a heavy dusting of snow.
Donegal Daily readers have warned us that there is quite heavy snowfall in Letterkenny this afternoon. DD Motoring columnist Brian McDaid says: “Main Street in Letterkenny is like a bottle, gritters are needed.”
The Mountain Top area is also a particularly bad spot, with a heavy blanket of snow covering the roads.
Kilmacrennan and the surrounding areas are also perilous with extreme care urged.
The wintry showers will continue into the evening with more accumulations of snow expected, and frost and icy patches developing. Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 degrees.
Donegal County Council began gritting at 6 this morning. A spokesperson for the Council asks that motorists assume that no road is ice-free.
To keep up to date with gritting information, you can check out Donegal County Council’s interactive map by clicking here.
In light of the inclement weather, AA Roadwatch advises: “Slow down and remember that stopping distances are up to ten times longer on icy roads. Allow plenty of extra time to de-ice your car before your journey.”
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