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"Assume no road is ice free" - say Donegal county council as they call out the gritters

Status Yellow wind warning and a snow and ice warning issued

Michael Daly

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Michael Daly

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michael.daly@donegaldemocrat.com

"Assume no road is ice free" - say council as they call out the gritters

Donegal County Council have issued an alert for roads in the county that will be gritted and say that drivers should assume no road in Donegal is ice free. That warning possibly comes on the heels of a nationwide snow and ice warning issued by Met Éireann while a Status Yellow wind warning for northwest counties, among them Donegal, has also been issued.

As temperatures drop this evening, motorists are urged to take great care on the roads.

The following routes will be gritted from 8PM tonight by Donegal County Council

01: National Primary North
02: National Primary Central
04: Inishowen South
05: Inishowen East
06: Inishowen West
07: Milford South
08: Milford North
09: Cill Ulta East
10: Cill Ulta West
11: Na Rosa
12: Binswilly
13: Stranorlar North
14: Stranorlar East
15: Stranorlar West
LT: Letterkenny Town Priority 1
BT: Buncrana Town Council Priority 1

Meanwhile a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued by Met Éireann for Leitrim, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick from 4am tomorrow morning while an ice and snow warning has been issued for Ireland.

West to northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110kmh, strongest in coastal areas.

The snow and ice warning comes into effect at 11pm tonight and is due to elapse at 6am on Monday, 11 March.

The forecaster has said scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow can be expected for the period.

Motorists have been warned they may experience poor visibility on the roads, with slippery and icy conditions.