Galway County Council crews have been busy gritting approximately 1250km of primary, secondary, regional and local roads overnight.

That’s according to the Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council James Charity, as the entire country feels the effect of a cold snap.

It’s in accordance with the Council's winter maintenance plan, as crews worked throughout the night salting primary routes.

Cathaoirleach Charity says that "Great care should be taken travelling along all roads today, gritted or otherwise, and particularly along the local and regional road network.

He says “As the second largest county in the country, with over 6500km of public roads, the challenge in County Galway is to keep our main access routes safe for emergency vehicles and working commuters.”

“There will be dangerous roads out there and the message from the Council is to please be conscious that not all routes will be gritted, to keep safe out there and reduce speed to allow for the weather conditions,” he concluded.

It comes as the current cold snap looks set to continue, with the potential for more snow later this week.

Met Éireann has forecast possible snow for Thursday and Friday, as well as sub-zero temperatures throughout the week.

Today will start off with frosty and icy conditions that will melt away later for dry weather and sunshine.

Some showers could turn to sleet and snow on higher ground and it will be cold with maximum temperatures of just 4C.

Temperatures will drop to below zero each night this week while daytime temperatures will struggle to reach 1C-5C.

Thursday and Friday could see some snow.

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