Gardaí share photo of snow storm near Cork urging people to drive safely
Gardaí have shared a photo of a snow storm near Cork and urged motorists to drive safely.
The image shows a Garda car stopped at a junction just outside Cork city last night as snow pelts down around the vehicle covering the road ahead.
They shared the photo on social media this morning urging people to take caution on the icy roads as wintery conditions have made visibility far more difficult.
Be careful on the roads this morning. Reduce your speed, drive to conditions and #ArriveAlive pic.twitter.com/an3BQPUQkV
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) January 30, 2019
They urged motorists to reduce speed and drive to conditions to ensure that they '#ArriveAlive' this morning.
Met Eireann issued a five-day snow and ice weather warning this week. The status yellow warning will be valid until Saturday and expects snow showers, sleet, and icy conditions across the country.
Temperatures have also fallen considerably over the past few days, with lows of -1 being felt last night and harrowing temperatures of -4 expected tonight.
Slippery road conditions in many parts this morning, with snow affecting the north-west in particular. Extreme caution advised. Full updates at https://t.co/PSzIBsvOzE pic.twitter.com/Rs6MiKLr3o
— AA Ireland (@aaroadwatch) January 30, 2019
The AA have also urged "extreme caution" this morning, reporting slippery conditions across the country, particularly in the north-west.
Last night, they said that snowfall in Cork was affecting visibility but that this has since improved.
Ice and slush remain on many roads.
You can keep up to date about road conditions here.