ALERT | Gardaí and Met Éireann warn that Storm Freya snow will make for 'very dangerous' driving conditions on Monday morning

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ALERT | Gardaí and Met Éireann warn that Storm Freya snow will make for 'very dangerous' driving conditions on Monday morning

Met Éireann says it will be cold overnight with frost, icy stretches and some lying snow.

Met Éireann has warned that the freezing weather that caused the Storm Freya snow will make for 'very dangerous' driving conditions for school and work on Monday morning.

Also read: Met Éireann snow latest on what to expect from roads into Monday

Gardaí are also asking motorists to exercise caution and reduce speed.

Remember:
• It takes longer to stop a vehicle in snow or on icy roads so slow down and allow extra distance between you and the vehicle in front.
• Keep a sharp lookout for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
• Keep your windows clear of snow during your journey.
• Manoeuvre gently; avoid harsh braking, acceleration or steering as these can induce a skid.
• Use the highest gear possible to reduce the engine revs as this will help avoid wheel spin.
• When travelling downhill, especially through a series of bends, select a low gear as early as possible and allow your speed to reduce using the brake pedal gently.

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