Laois motorists urged to be cautious on icy roads and in snowy Slieve Blooms

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter

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The dusting of snow on the Slieve Bloom mountains in Offaly

Driving conditions in Laois are hazardous this morning after snow in parts and black ice on untreated roads.

Motorists and pedestrians are being urged to exercise caution on untreated roads and paths in some parts of the county. It snowed on the Slieve Blooms overnight on the Laois Offaly border.

A snow ice Status Yellow weather warning remains in place for the north and west of Ireland until midday Friday.

Met Éireann says it will remain cold this morning with frost and icy patches. Good sunny spells also. Highest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees with moderate to fresh west to northwest winds.

Tonight will start off mainly dry with clear spells. Frost and icy patches will develop with lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees. Around midnight, rain will develop in the west and will spread eastwards to all areas overnight along with fresh, gusty southerly winds bringing a rise in temperatures and clearing any frost.

A mild day is in store for Saturday but Sunday will see a return of the wintry weather.