Ice warning in place until noon today

A nationwide ice warning remains in place until noon today (Thursday) as wintry conditions continue to impact the country.

Met Éireann has warned of icy stretches leading to hazardous driving conditions, particularly on untreated roads.

The national forecaster’s warning came into effect at 7 pm yesterday evening (Wednesday) following wintry showers in many parts of the country throughout the day.

A status yellow snow warning was in place for County Roscommon earlier this week and motorists have been advised to exercise caution on the county’s roads as the cold snap continues.

It is expected to remain cold across the country this week with an Arctic airflow bringing severe frost as well as some showers of hail, sleet, and snow.

Roscommon was the coldest county in the country on Monday night as temperatures as low as -7 degrees were recorded at Mount Dillon.

Meanwhile, over 500 homes in west Roscommon were left without power on Tuesday evening as ESB crews worked to repair a number of faults.

1,500 people in the Castlerea, Ballymoe, Oran and Roscommon areas were affected by the outage while 32 homes in Ballaghaderreen were also without power.