DONEGAL ROADS ‘DANGEROUS’ AFTER OVERNIGHT FREEZE

first_imgUPDATED: BLACK ice and a thick frost has caused chaos on numerous roads around Co Donegal this morning after a bitterly cold night.Temperatures fell as low as -5C overnight.While Donegal County Council has gritted hundreds of kilometres of main roads, most secondary and rural roads are not on the gritters’ route. Roads are dangerous in many areas as a result.They are particularly bad around the Twin Towns, Convoy, Letterkenny, Milford, Ramelton, across Inishowen as well as in Gaoth Dobhair, Ballyshannon, Pettigo and Donegal Town.Black ice in Glenties is “dreadful” according to one reader and it’s not much better in Ardara.A car has crashed near Lifford and the junction of the Ballyare Road at Illistrin is “like an ice rink.” Gardai set up a patrol there to warn motorists of the danger. The Lifford Raphoe Road at Tullrap is blocked after an accident and diversions are in place; however the roads being used to get around the accident are very slippy.An AA Ireland spokesman told us: “Gardai are advising motorists to take care around Glenties, where roads are quite slippery.“Black ice is also around Letterkenny and Buncrana.” DONEGAL ROADS ‘DANGEROUS’ AFTER OVERNIGHT FREEZE was last modified: December 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:across Inishowen as well as in Gaoth DobhairBallyshannonconvoyDONEGAL ROADS ‘DANGEROUS’ AFTER OVERNIGHT FREEZEletterkennyMilfordPettigo and Donegal Town.Rameltontwin townslast_img

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