Snow and ice are making driving conditions difficult across the region this morning.

Snow is reported on many routes – motorists report hazardous conditions between Foxford and Castlebar this morning, also on routes around Claremorris, Castlebar, Westport Castlerea, Frenchpark Ballaghaderreen,Tulsk, and Sligo Town areas.

Also plenty of snowfall around Roscommon Town this morning and the N60 road between Castlerea and Roscommon is said to be dangerous. Black ice is reported on roads around Crossmolina and Ballina and on roads around Ballymote.

A truck has jack-knifed between Tulsk and Ballinagare blocking both directions.

There are also a number of lorries stuck on the hill in Castleplunkett.

The Kiltimagh/Balla Rd (R342) is closed to facilitate the removal of an overturned vehicle at Ballinamore. Use alternative routes.

There was also a collision close to Healy’s in the Pontoon area.

In Galway following an earlier hail shower, conditions are very slippery on the M6 between J14 Ballinasloe East and J18 Rathmorrissey. Gardai are dealing with a crash westbound in the hard shoulder at J17 Athenry. There is also a crash on the N65 between Loughrea and the motorway.


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