Mayo county council is this lunchtime advising all road users across the county to be very aware of black ice on roads and footpaths today.
While council teams are out regritting many of the main routes today , having gritted many of the same routes overnight due to freezing temperatures, the black ice is not thawing today.
High visibility Garda patrols and covid-19 checkpoints have resumed today across the region to coincide with the increased Covid restrictions.
The checkpoints are on national and local roads but not motorways.
Garda Supt in Claremorris Gabriel Moran hcontacted Midwest News earlier today to say he was on a checkpoint in Bohola as part of today’s garda operation and he said there are patches of black ice being reported on roads and footpaths across the region.
He urged drivers and road users to be aware of the hazards and to slow down , keep an appropriate distance from the vehicle in front of you.
The side roads that have not been gritted are particularly dangerous today and many footpaths are described as lethal.