Crash in Laois as roads treacherous after overnight snow and ice

Michelle Hogan

Reporter:

Michelle Hogan

Roads treacherous after overnight snow and ice in Laois

Gardai are dealing with a crash on the Stradbally to Ballyroan Road this morning as roads are treacherous after overnight snowfall and ice.

Black ice remains on many roads making driving extremely dangerous.

Driving conditions are very poor on the N80 Stradbally/Portlaoise Road and there are heavy delays heading into Portlaoise
as a result.

Traffic on the Mountmellick road in Portlaoise was backed up as far as Fairgreen in the morning rush hour. 

Elsewhere, there are very poor conditions outside Tullamore on the Portarlington Rd at Meelaghans, where several incidents have occurred. 

Met Eireann issued a status yellow snow and ice warning to all of Ireland yesterday which is valid until 12pm this afternoon.

Scattered snow showers have accumulated leaving roads and paths dangerous.

A layer of snow covers Portlaoise this morning with the last snow shower at around 8am.

Snow showers are expected to continue until lunchtime.

Temperatures in Laois will reach a maximum of 4 degrees today.

Let us know the weather and road conditions where you are.

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