Garda Traffic Alert | Motorists warned to exercise caution and reduce speed due to snowfall

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Garda Traffic Alert | Motorists advised to exercise caution and reduce speed due to snowfall

Garda Traffic Alert | Motorists advised to exercise caution and reduce speed due to snowfall

Snowfall continues to effect routes around Tipperary, Kilkenny, Offaly, Laois, Westmeath and Meath.

There is a status Yellow Snow and Ice warning for Leinster and Tipperary issued by Met Eireann which is valid until 8am tomorrow.

Also read: Met Éireann tweets update on Storm Freya snow ice warning

Driving conditions are poor in the midlands on the M4, M7 and M8 with emergency services clearing a collision on the M8 between Junction 3 and 4 Northbound.

Also read: Longford weather forecast for Monday from Met Éireann

Motorists are asked 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.
 
For further advice see www.winterready.ie

Also read: Longford Weather Alert ! Met Éireann has this morning issued a Status Yellow snow-ice warning