WEATHER WATCH

Donegal motorists warned to expect ice on every road

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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.