SNOWFALL UPDATE - ROADS UPDATE - ROADS IN POOR CONDITION ACROSS THE NORTHWEST OF IRELAND
Many areas across the northwest tonight have been effected by heavy hail and snow showers with Donegal worst effected.
Heavy snow showers will continue to move in of the Atlantic tonight and early tomorrow morning leading to further accumulations in places especially over the early hours of Wednesday morning when another batch of heavy showers will effect the northwest region.
The latest radar view can be seen below.
Most roads around Donegal tonight are in very poor shape with wintry showers leading to accumulations
Ramelton at a stand still, car crashed into footpath on the tank and both roads out have cars stuck on them
Roads are in Poor Condition around the Ballyshannon and Bundoran area
Roads around Letterkenny are in poor condition, Very heavy hail and snow in letterkenny, cars also stuck on road from hospital to mountain top
Roads are extremely bad on the Dunfanaghy to Creeslough road. Car off at Ballymore
Roads around Frosses and Glenties are also very slippery
Roads around Gweedore are also slippery
The Barnesmore gap also has snow on it.
Ballybofey and Killygorden has also seen snowfall tonight with accumulations.
Killybegs to Donegal Town is also very slippery with accumulations on the route
Snowy conditions are affecting routes around the areas of Milford and Buncrana. Drive with care.
SLIGO & MAYO
There are reports of icy conditions at the Windy Gap, between Bonniconlon and Lough Talt on the Ballina/Tubbercurry Rd (R294). Proceed with extreme caution.
There is also snow around Knock tonight with slippery conditions
Charlestown has also seen snow accumulations with slippy conditions
Slushy conditions have been reported in the Castlebar area.
Gardai are advising motorists to avoid the Sally Gap (R759) as this route is impassable following snowfall.
Slushy conditions are affecting routes in parts of County Cork now following snowfall earlier, including around Cobh, Mallow and Kanturk, with icy conditions reported around Mayfield.
Remember stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow, and that gentle manoeuvres are the key to safe driving.
Kenneth Mc Donagh from the Donegal Weather Channel
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