Commuter warning after snow and ice

Friday 04 March 2016 16.10
Like much of Leinster, Sandyford in Co Dublin was blanketed in snow
Like much of Leinster, Sandyford in Co Dublin was blanketed in snow

Driving conditions are reported to be difficult in some parts of the country after snow fall in areas.  

AA Roadwatch is warning motorists to use alternative routes as the Sally Gap and the Wicklow Gap are both impassable due to snowfall.

Road conditions around Portlaoise are described as "slushy", while in Cavan road conditions are described as "sleety" around Cavan Town. 

AA Roadwatch is also advising motorists in Naas to drive with extra care due to snowy conditions.

Dublin Airport is advising motorists to check with their airline's website if travelling to or from the airport today.

"Motorists should slow down and leave more time to reach their destination. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time remove snow and ice from your car," AA Roadwatch added. 

A Met Éireann's Status Yellow warning was lifted at 10am for Leinster, along with counties Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

Met Éireann said eastern counties will see some further wintry falls on higher ground this afternoon.  

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Snow was also reported across parts of Louth, Meath and Monaghan and parts of Munster.

Roads were described as dangerous around Drogheda, Co Louth, especially at Monasterboice, north of the town on the old N1 and also on the N2 between Slane and Collon.

Weather warnings are also in place for Northern Ireland, north Wales, northern and western England and Scotland as a frontal system continues to make its way in from the Atlantic.

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