There is a risk of frost and ice on Donegal’s roads tonight in the aftermath of the ‘Beast from the East’.
Met Eireann have forecast lows of -1C for the Donegal region, with outbreaks of rain.
Donegal County Council has planned to deploy gritters on selected routes from 9pm tonight (Monday) and again on all main routes at 6am on Tuesday.
01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,LT,BT Routes to be gritted from 9pm on Monday, 05 March Check map: https://t.co/XBBLRbAafu Assume that no road is ice free #StaySafe #BeWinterReady #Donegal pic.twitter.com/OHWJTsmmMe
— RoadsDCC (@RoadsDCC) March 5, 2018
Motorists are advised to take caution due to mist and fog in areas, which are expected to clear on Tuesday morning.
A cold night is in store, while there are no weather warnings in place for the north west. A Status Orange alert is still in effect in Leinster, where Storm Emma has its biggest impact. Due to the thaw of heavy snow accumulations, there is an increased risk of flooding in localised areas.