Motorists are being urged to take caution as Donegal gears up for the first cold snap of the winter season. The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is alerting road users of very cold weather for the coming week with wide spread frost and ice, and patches of freezing with temperatures plummeting to -5 degrees at night in areas.
The RSA urge road users to slow down and take care as fog and frost may not clear in some areas during daylight hours and motorists should be aware of the risk of black ice on the roads. The RSA warn that visibility will be greatly reduced in such conditions and a collision involving one vehicle can quickly involve many others, especially if driving too fast and too close to the vehicle in front.
The outlook for the north west over the coming days is dry and clear spells during daylight, with temperatures o drop after dark to well below freezing.