Met Éireann has issued a snow and ice warning for Donegal as temperatures are set to plummet.
A Status Yellow caution has been given for the country.
Donegal will be on alert from midnight Monday to 12pm Tuesday.
Met Éireann said: “There will be widespread wintry showers on Monday and Tuesday with some snowfall accumulations, especially in the west and north.
“Some disruption to travel is possible, particularly over higher routes.”
The public is being asked to be vigilant with regards to falling trees and debris.
Heavy rain may overwhelm drains and gullies leading to surface flooding and property owners and occupiers are being asked to check drains and gullies for potential blockages.
Sea surges are forecasted along the west coast of up to 1.0m and spring tides will continue through to Wednesday 12.
The public is being asked to be extra vigilant along the coast. The Irish Coast Guard is advising the public along coastal areas to ‘Stay back, stay high and stay dry’.
The Council is asking property owners and occupiers of properties in areas susceptible to coastal flooding to be vigilant.
Motorists are being asked to take extra care while driving during stormy weather and to be extra vigilant of cyclists and pedestrians and to be mindful of the risk of falling trees and debris.
Motorists are also asked to exercise care when driving during periods of snow and ice and to be particularly mindful of the possibility of black ice.
There is also a risk of power outages and the public are being asked to be prepared and to check on elderly or vulnerable family and neighbours to make sure they are safe and warm.
The public should not approach fallen electrical cables and should instead contact the ESB.
Donegal County Councils Severe Weather Assessment Team will continue to monitor the situation and all Council Services are in a state of readiness as is the norm.
For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.Tags: