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#SNOW Roads slushy in Portlaoise - Laois roads among the worst says AA #watch

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly


Cars are on the roads in Portlaoise where roads have been treated by Laois County Council and are passable but extreme caution is urged as Laois is list among the worst hit counties by snow.

The Leinster Express took some video at the Kilminchy roundabout on the busy Dublin Road.

Gardaí and Laois County Council has have urged motorists not to drive but issued advice if you have make a journey.

The Road Safety Authority has also issued safety in snow and ice tips for motorists and pedestrians.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland reported that a collision on M7 between J15 - Ballybrittas and J14 - Monasterevin (East) Lanes has been dealt with.

AA Roadwatch has reported that Kilkenny, Carlow, Laois, Westmeath, Galway, Roscommon and Mayo appear to be the worst affected counties by the snow.

It says that snow is heavy on the N77 Kilkenny/Portlaoise Rd approaching the town of Portlaoise. http://www.TheAA.ie/Newsroom 

It also reports that the worst hit motorways include the M7 Laois stretch  M8 Laois and Kilkenny stretch.

It also reports that Gardaí are reporting problems in the Stradbally area.

The Road Safety Authority urges people not to underestimate the dangers of ice. Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure. It says cyclists & motorcyclists should also take into account these dangers and are advised to take corners slowly and use every control delicately.

If you have to drive make sure to clear all ice and snow off your vehicle before travelling. The Road Safety Authority says that in snowy conditions, drive slowly in the highest possible gear and use your dipped headlights.

A low gear should be used when travelling downhill. 

Here is the latest weather tweet from Met Éireann.

Met Éireann says further falls of snow, rain & sleet over the southern half of the country, moving slowing southwards this afternoon & eve. Clearer weather with frost following from the north. Temps of just 1 to 3°C. This evening temps will quickly drop to zero or below with frost & ice forming.