Updated: 21/03/17 : 05:20:29
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Local ice hazards warning to mid morning

A YELLOW alert for hazards, including black ice, stays in place until noon today, Tuesday.

Snow and sleet fell in parts of the west throughout the night.

Temperatures also plummeted, adding to the risk of frost and ice facing early morning commuters to work in the region.

Dangerous Conditions

Met Éireann warned last night that temperatures would drop close to freezing with a widespread risk of frost and ice. 

Said Met's national forecast: ''Some dangerous driving conditions can be expected as road temperatures are likely to be close to freezing or below.''

Added the forecaster: ''Windy as well, in fresh to strong and gusty west to southwest winds.''

Cold Day

Tuesday, said its forecast for Connacht, would be ''a cold day with a mix of cloud and sunny spells.''

Further showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow are also predicted for today.

''Some further light accumulations are possible with lying snow locally to begin,'' said Met.

Temperatures across the country today will mostly be on single figures.