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  • Gardai across the region are advising road users to be aware of icy and slippery conditions on roads this morning.
    With freezing temperatures overnight, there are no reports of any particularly dangerous locations so far this morning, but generally motorists are advised to slow down and take due caution, and give yourself additional time for your journey this morning.
    Motorists are also advised to ensure their windscreens are clear of frost before setting off on their journey.
     
  • Gardai are advising motorists of treacherous icy road conditions in places across the region this morning.

    Numerous vehicles left the road in the early hours of this morning in the Castlebar area – on the Pontoon Road, in the Belcara and Manulla areas, while incidents have also occurred along the N17 between Ballindine and Charlestown, with conditions described as “particularly hazardous” close to the airport.

    Gardai say the gritters have been out, but nonetheless, motorists are warned to slow down and to take due caution in hazardous road conditions in places.

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    Black ice could be a major issue this morning for roadusers , according to the Road Safety Authority.

    Temperatures dropped to minus 4 in parts of the country overnight, with two status yellow weather warnings for ice and snow in place.

    Met Eireann says the conditions will lead to dangerous conditions in some areas.

     While there are no reports of collisions so far this morning in this region, but icy conditions reported on roads around the Ballymote area, and across county Mayo ocy patches reported on secondary routes and in sheltered areas.

    Michael Rowland from the RSA says drivers need to be wary.