July 26, 2021
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Freezing road temperatures creating treacherous conditions for Waterford motorists

Unexpected fresh snows and plummeting road temperatures around county Waterford have made driving conditions treacherous once again this morning.

Icy conditions have been reported in all areas around the county, with the west and north parts of the county the worst affected. Gritters are out in force and motorists are being urged to drive with extreme caution.

There are widespread reports of icy driving conditions in and around Dungarvan and surrounding areas this morning. Transport Infrastructure Ireland say conditions on the N25 are particularly bad with road temperatures well below freezing. Caution is urged while driving.

Waterford City and County council have responded to reports of treacherous conditions on the L4078 and R684 at Cooltegin and the road to Dunmore East.

Council staff have been gritting all morning, but the road has heavy icy patches especially on the bends.

The R678 Mountain Road between Rathgormack and Clonmel is best avoided as there are heavy accumulations of snow on the road.

The treacherous conditions have had an adverse effect on the city’s traffic with Dunmore Road busiest inbound through Ballinakill. There are also delays through Ferrybank on the Belmont Rd and there is still queues on the approach to Rice Bridge.

There are delays along The Folly towards the roundabout by Sacred Heart Church.

As always in these conditions, Waterford City and County Council is urging people to drive with caution and give yourself extra time for your journey.

The Yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been extended into this morning by Met Éireann.

PICTURE COURTESY MUDDYBOOTS @ TWITTER

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