Icy Roads

  • Icy conditions have been reported in most areas this morning, with road temperature well below zero.

    Particular care is advised in the west and midlands.

    Gardai say care is needed on all routes across East Mayo.

    Extreme care is advised on very icy roads in Ballymote in Sligo, routes around Mayo including Ballyhaunis, Knock, Kiltimagh and Swinford.

  • Bus Eireann have confirmed to Midwest News that one of their buses went off road earlier in the Bunnacurry area of Achill.

    Extremely icy road conditions have been reported right across the region today.

    There were no passengers on board the Dooagh to Louisburgh route at the time and the driver was also uninjured.

    Mayo Gardai are advising motorists to watch out for icy patches on secondary routes and in sheltered areas.

  • After a night of freezing temperatures, a number of minor collisions were reported across the region this morning.

    Some roads were reported to be in a treacherous condition, as well as footpaths.

    Castlerea Gardai have confirmed that an articulated truck went off the road between Castlerea and Castleplunkett, while a gritter went off the road in Ballaghadereen.

    Other minor collisions were reported, but no serious injuries sustained.

    Ballina Gardai say a car went off the road at about 11pm last night at Umoon, Foxford.

    Again, there was no-one seriously injured in the incident.

    In the Castlebar and Claremorris areas, overnight icy conditions led to several minor collisions.

    Wintry sunshine in most areas has led to a thaw, while motorists on secondary and minor roads and in sheltered spots are still being urged to take extra caution.


  • Motorists are being warned of black ice on many roads across the region this morning.

    The Swinford to Foxford Road is closed to traffic as a lorry has jack-knifed on that road. Traffic from Ballina should divert via Bohola.

    Black ice also reported on the N17 road around Kilkelly and also on the N5 at Bohola.

    The Ballina to Crossmolina Road is also very dangerous, while secondary routes in Ballaghaderreen are also reported to very icy.

  • Gardai across counties Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo are urging extreme caution on roads this morning, following overnight snow, sleet and ice.

    Dangerous road conditions are reported across the region - with sleet and black ice causing problems for motorists in the Castlebar and Claremorris areas.

    There's been a heavy snow shower since 7am in Westport, while motorists in the Ballina area are dealing with sleet and ice.

    In Erris, roads are in a dangerous condition with slush and hailstones causing problems, while in the Castlerea and Roscommon areas, snow, sleet and ice are all posing dangers for drivers.

    Ballymote Gardai are also reporting icy conditions across parts of Co Sligo.

    Motorists are advised to take extreme caution this morning, slow down and avoid any harsh braking.


  • A cold snap is gripping the whole country this morning, with a status yellow low temperature and ice warning in place until 10am.

    Met Eireann's warning of icy roads, with potentially dangerous conditions nationwide.

    The cold snap is expected to continue into next week.

  • Drivers across Connacht are being warned about icy conditions this morning, after temperatures dropped to minus-five degrees overnight.

    A status yellow low temperature alert is in place for all of Connacht, along with Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford and Clare.

    Mayo County Council is advising motorists to take care on roads, as there's still a risk of ice and frost, even on treated roads, while caution is also needed on footpaths.

    The weather warning runs until 10 o'clock this morning.