Caution urged on roads as snow and ice warning comes into effect
Caution urged as snow and ice warning comes into effect today.
Much of Ireland is under a Status Yellow warning today for snow and ice.
Snow showers have affected much of the country and the weather warning remains in effect until midnight tonight.
AA Roadwatchwarned of very slippery conditions on roads in parts of Cavan, Longford and Roscommon, especially around Tulsk and Boyle with Donegal, Leitrim and Galway also being affected.
Although parts of the capital have been spared extremely bad snow conditions today, there has been difficult road conditions in parts of Dublin, Meath and Westmeath.
In the south, there are also dangerous road conditions in Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois and very icy conditions have been reported on the M9 between junctions 10 and 12 following heavy snow.
Met Éireann has forecast more widespread wintry showers and snow and a Status Yellow wind warning is also in place until 8pm for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry.
Many homes and businesses around the country are without power around the country and ESB crews are working to restore electricity as soon as possible.
Over in Sligo, County Council staff are working in Strandhill to clear rocks and stones which were catapulted out of the sea by powerful waves early this morning in the wake of Storm Ciara.
Great waves crashed over the sea wall and promenade from about 6.30am to 7am and because of this, the main road leading to the seafront had to be closed during the clean-up.