Heavy snowfalls in Tipperary leave driving conditions hazardous

Anne O'Grady


Anne O'Grady

Heavy snowfalls in Tipperary leave driving conditions hazardous

Snow continues to fall heavily in Tipperary

As snow continues to fall heavily in County Tipperary many fixtures have been called off and Gardai have warned motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to exercise extreme caution.

There were heavy falls of snow overnight and these continue today, with a number of roadways in the County hazardous.

A Status Yellow Snow-Ice Warning for Tipperary is in effect from Saturday, March 17, at  12noon, to Monday, March 19 at 9am.

An Orange weather warning is in place for snow which may lead to hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow Meath and Waterford. An Garda Síochána is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.

•Drivers should reduce speed and increase braking distances.
•Use dipped headlights at all times to ensure you are seen by other motorists.
•Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra space.
•Cyclists and motorcyclists check local road conditions and consider alternative transport where necessary.
•Pedestrians should walk on a footpath, not on the street. Walk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpaths

Motorists before commencing your journey

•Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer. Do not use hot water on the windscreen.

With the strong winds and snow, visibility has been greatly reduced.

"We have received a number of report of collisions on both minor and major roads, so please drive carefully".