Plunging temperatures leave Tipperary roads hazardous

Anne O'Grady

Reporter:

Anne O'Grady

It will be some time before a thaw sets in

Snow and plunging temperatures overnight have left many roads hazardous

Plunging temperatures overnight have left many Tipperary roads hazardous and drivers are being warned to take extra care this morning when travelling.

Heavy snowfall in the early hours of Sunday morning as well as low temperatures overnight have left many roads in a dangerous condition and motorists are advised to drive carefully and look out, in particular, for hidden icy patches.

Tipperary County Council have been out salting roads from early this morning but some patches remain icy with local roads the most dangerous.

A number of bus services in the county have been cancelled but just a few schools have closed for the day. O’Donoghues bus service from Clonmel to Ballingarry will not run, while the Primary school bus in Ballyneale Carrick on Suir will not be running.
Also the Jim ryan school bus from Rosmore Drombane to Thurles will not run today.

The only schools in Tipperary which have confirmed they will not be opening are the Presentation in Ballingarry, Lisnamrock National school and Colaiste Mhuire in Johnstown

With temperatures still hovering around freezing, it will be sometime yet before a thaw sets in.

And the worst isn't over with temperatures set to drop before freezing again tonight.

Met Eireann say it will remain very cold today, but many areas dry with sunny spells. Scattered wintry showers mainly across the north and west. The showers mainly of rain or sleet. 

After a bitterly cold start, frost and ice may linger in some inland areas. Temperatures will recover to range 2 to 5 degrees. Moderate to fresh northwest winds.

Isolated wintry showers in the northwest will die out and tonight will be dry and clear with widespread severe frost returning. 

Temperatures falling to range +1 and -4 degrees.

A number of sporting events were wiped out across Tipperary on Sunday with only one soccer game in South Tipperary surviving the cold snap.