Snow and ice to continue through to tonight

Barnesmore Gap at 3.30pm today. Photo: Karen Crawford

Barnesmore Gap at 3.30pm today. Photo: Karen Crawford

An orange snow warning is in effect for Donegal, with snow and ice forecast to continue through to tonight.

Met Eireann issued the warning, saying that 3 to 6cm of snow will accumulate on higher ground.

The snow will turn to hail and sleet at lower levels, with temperatures of just 3-5 degrees and gusty southwest winds.

It will be cold and frosty overnight, with further scattered wintry showers tonight. Lowest temperatures from -1 to +1, with some icy patches on the roads.

Tomorrow morning will be wet and windy, with showers in the afternoon and temperatures of 4-5 degrees.

Drivers are reminded to take care on the roads and allow extra time for journeys.

All 23 of the Donegal County Council’s gritters have been deployed since early this morning and will continue to be deployed on all routes throughout the rest of the day and into the night.

A council spokesperson advised: “Whilst every effort will be made to keep roads clear, we cannot guarantee ice free roads and we are urging all motorists to take extra care.”

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