Public transport, driving conditions and schools look set to be affected by snow 10 months ago

Public transport, driving conditions and schools look set to be affected by snow

It's been a cold day across the country, with conditions expected to worsen over the coming days.

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning is in place until Saturday at midday, with widespread frost, ice and some snow predicted.

Schools are being told to "remain vigilant" in the event of adverse weather conditions.

"Schools should monitor weather forecasts in order to be prepared for any severe weather which may affect the school," a Department of Education spokesperson told Independent.ie.

"The decision to close a school is to be taken at a local level by the individual School Principal/ Board of Management in the interests of child safety, having assessed the local risks and having consulted, as appropriate, with school transport operators."

Bus services in parts of Cork, Cavan, Sligo and Longford were disrupted by the cold weather today.

Bus Éireann has advised passengers to keep an eye on social media for updates on specific routes around the country.

It has apologised to service users for any inconvenience caused.

The AA meanwhile is urging motorists to take care on icy roads.

"Remember it takes up to ten times longer to stop on an icy road," it said in an update on its website today.

"In affected areas, slow down, keep further back from the vehicle in front and keep all manoeuvres gentle."