Donegal motorists warned to expect ice on every road

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter

Donegal motorists warned to expect ice on every road

Donegal County Council is warning motorists to assume that no road is ice-free with more bad weather on the way.

The council says gritting will take place on all designated routes tonight.

The warning comes after a number of minor accidents across the county.

The bad weather is set to continue through the weekend.

A status orange weather warning for snow and ice is in effect for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

A second warning has been issued with Met Éireann saying that significant falls of snow are expected on Saturday night and into Sunday with accumulations of 4 to 8 cm or even greater in some parts.

Tonight will see a  widespread frost and some icy patches with temperatures as low -3 degrees.

Tomorrow will be a very cold but bright day with sunny spells and some wintry showers, mainly in coastal areas. Temperatures will be no higher than 5 degrees.