Updated: 12/02/18 : 07:55:30
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Sligo and ice warnings this morning

Snow and icy conditions are causing havoc in many parts of the country this morning, particularly in the west, northwest and northeast of the country.

Drivers are being warned to take extra care especially on ungritted minor roads, pictured.

Many roads, streets and footpaths are in a dangerous condition this morning after a night of below zero temperatures.

Several areas saw continued snowfall from yesterday afternoon and throughout the night.

A nationwide snow and ice yellow weather warning is in place until 8am this morning, with wintry showers set to bring up to 3cm of snow in some areas.

Meanwhile, a status yellow weather advisory warning will come into effect at 5pm this evening and will remain in place until 6am Tuesday.

Sligo Today's warning photo at 7.55am this morning. At 8.30am the Supervalu truck left the
road just a few hundred meters from this earlier photo.SligoToday.ie

Gardaí are warning motorists in Galway to drive with care along the N84 between Curraghline & Ballindooley due to very icy conditions.

While in Donegal, road users are advised to avoid Mountain Pass (R244) between Buncrana and Carndonagh.

A spell of wet and windy weather, with a risk of thundery downpours, will sweep eastwards over the country during Monday evening and night. Gusts between 90 and 110km/h are likely to occur in Atlantic, southern and later eastern coastal fringes for a time, according to Met Éireann.