Hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths

A Council gritter at work during a previous spell of wintry weather.


Roads across Donegal will be gritted tonight as Met Eireann issue a status yellow weather warning for snow and ice. 


The weather warning, issued earlier today, will be valid from 4am tomorrow morning until midnight on Tuesday.  

A spokesperson from Met Eireann said snow showers will be likely to give accumulations of less than 3cm on Tuesday, while showers will be most frequent in the north and west of the country. The public have been warned of accumulations of ice on untreated surfaces leaving roads and paths in a slippery and hazardous condition. 

The following routes will be gritted from 8pm tonight: 

  • 06: Inishowen West
  • 04: Inishowen South
  • 01: National Primary North
  • 02: National Primary Central
  • 03: National Primary South
  • 07: Milford South
  • 08: Milford North
  • 09: Cill Ulta East
  • 10: Cill Ulta West
  • 11: Na Rosa
  • 12: Binswilly
  • 13: Stranorlar North
  • 14: Stranorlar East
  • 15: Stranorlar West
  • 16: Donegal West
  • 17: Donegal North
  • 18: Donegal South
  • 19: Donegal National Secondary
  • 05: Inishowen East
  • BT: Buncrana Town Council Priority 1
  • LT: Letterkenny Town Priority 1
An Garda Síochána is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip. Following the snow road temperatures nationwide are set to fall and road conditions will be hazardous overnight and in the morning in many places. 

•Drivers should reduce speed and increase braking distances.

•Use dipped headlights at all times to ensure you are seen by other motorists.
•Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra space.
•Cyclists and motorcyclists check local road conditions and consider alternative transport where necessary.
•Pedestrians should walk on a footpath, not on the street. Walk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpaths

Motorists before commencing your journey: 

•Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer. Do not use hot water on the windscreen.

•Do not leave your car with the engine running and unattended. (A number of car thefts occur every frosty morning).

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