Sunday 18 March 2018.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care as Met Eireann has extended its ORANGE warning for heavy snow showers across Louth, Meath, Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford and in the additional counties of Carlow, Kildare and Laois until 6pm today.

A YELLOW warning is also in place through to Monday morning for the whole country for very cold weather this weekend with wind chill, icy patches, and snow showers possible.

Road users are being reminded to check local conditions before making journeys in affected areas and to heed the advice of the local Authority and An Garda Siochana in relation to travel.

Drivers in particular are being advised that local / regional roads may not be clear of snow or treated in affected areas and to take extra care if planning to travel.

Drivers are again urged to clear all snow from their vehicle before setting out on a trip and to drive with extreme caution. Slow down, leave extra distance between you and the car in front and watch out for pedestrians and cyclists.

For advice on severe weather tips for road users visit the RSA website or check out the RSA Facebook and Twitter pages.

See advice on driving in ice or snow in our series of severe weather warning videos created in collaboration with Teresa Mannion.

For more weather updates visit Met Eireann’s website

By Cork Safety Alerts

Administrator of Cork Safety Alerts.