Weather conditions in Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh have improved in the last 12 hours as a partial thaw sets in , on what has been one of the coldest Christmases in modern times.
The fact that so few people were out on the roads over the last couple of days due to the festive season, saw less accidents that would have been expected in such trecherous weather.
Gardai repeatedly advised motorists not to take any journey’s unless absolutely necessary and they are still warning motorists to be vigilant, especially if they are travelling off the main ungritted roads.
But just remember, that the cold snap has not gone away yet, so keep indoors as much as you can and keep warm, especially if you are on your own.
It is still very icy around Manorhamilton in Leitrim, and the Lurganboy – Manorhamilton Road is closed.
The N4 between Carrick-on-Shannon and Longford is also very icy.
In Donegal, conditions are still said to be very slippery around the Letterkenny/St Jonston area.