Car leaves the road in snowy conditions in midlands

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Car leaves the road in snowy conditions in midlands

Car leaves the road in snowy conditions in midlands

A car has left the road and ended up in a ditch amid treacherous driving conditions this evening.

The incident occurred on the N80 outside Killeigh in Co Offaly. No injuries were reported.

Also read: Longford Weather Update: Heavy snow in parts of the midlands

Gardai have subsequently said conditions are "extremely treacherous on roads around Laois and Offaly."

They urged drivers to slow down. 

"Everything changes about driving in these conditions," they said. 

A yellow warning for rain, sleet and snow remains in place in both counties until 2am on Thursday. 

Also read: Emergency services at scene of collision outside Ballymahon