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Status Yellow ice warning in place for country

Met Éireann said that hazardous travelling conditions were expected
Met Éireann said that hazardous travelling conditions were expected

A Status Yellow ice warning for Ireland has been issued by Met Éireann.

The forecaster said that that hazardous travelling conditions are expected, especially on untreated roads and footpaths. Some patches of freezing fog are also possible.

The weather warning is in effect until noon tomorrow.

It will be cold tonight with a widespread sharp frost and icy stretches. Temperatures will fall to between -4 and +1 degrees towards morning.

Scattered wintry showers will continue for a time, they will be most frequent in Atlantic coastal counties.

Tomorrow, it will be dry in most areas with patches of frost and ice lingering through the morning. There will be a few showers of sleet, generally along Atlantic coastal areas, with isolated snow flurries also possible.

There will also be occasional sunny spells, mainly towards the east and highest temperatures will range from 1 to 4C.

Motorists have been advised to check their tyres before driving on icy roads.

The Road Safety Authority said that if the tread depth of a tyre falls below 3mm, then it should be replaced.

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The UK Met Office has issued a Status Yellow ice warning for Northern Ireland.

The alert, which warns that "wintry showers" will lead to "difficult driving conditions" due to slippery surfaces, is in place until 10am tomorrow.

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