The Donegal Mountain Rescue team has issued an appeal to motorists to choose routes carefully when traveling in hazardous conditions.
Their plea comes following THREE incidents on Friday last when people found themselves stuck in perilous conditions.
Vehicles became stuck at Lough Salt, Churchill and close to Muckish Mountain due to the ongoing snow and ice.
Thankfully all three situations had successful and safe endings.
But the incidents were called in and meant that members of the DMRT team had to be put on alert and in some cases teams had to be deployed to the scene.
The team has posted a message on their Facebook page asking people to consider their routes when travelling in such conditions.
It states “Thankfully the temperatures have risen and the roads are becoming clearer.
“Can we please stress that, in times of low temperatures and hazardous road conditions, to be mindful of the roads you are travelling on and, where possible, seek an alternate route.
“As we mentioned before, we understand this is not always possible but where it is possible, please do so to avoid any potential incident.”
The group also reminded the public that their Facebook messenger is not a point of contact for the team.
It added “This weekend, we were lucky that our PRO was monitoring the Facebook page at that time and was able to instantly receive and act on any messages coming in.
“However, this platform is not monitored all the time. If you ever get in to difficulty and need assistance from DMRT, call 999 or 112 and ask for Donegal Mountain Rescue. Enjoy the milder weather and the remainder of your weekend.”