Fresh snows and plummeting temperatures causing chaos on Kilkenny roads
Unexpected fresh snows and plummeting road temperatures around county Kilkenny have made driving conditions treacherous once again this morning.
A major incident has occurred on the M8 Motorway close to Urlingford and emergency services are rushing to deal with it.
The crash has blocked the northbound between Junction 4 Urlingford and Junction 3 Rathdowney and major delays are expected.
Fresh snow fall over the north of the county is causing serious issues with a number of incidents being reported.
There has been reports of a crash on the Carlow side of Paulstown on the Kilkenny Road on gardai are on the scene.
While roads close to Gowran and Kells are said to be extremely icy and caution is advised.
The weather has caused issues for people working in the city also. It’s very slow on some routes into Kilkenny, especially the N76 Callan Road and the Waterford Road (R446). There are long delays too on approaches to the Old Dublin Road roundabout on the N10 southbound and Dublin Road inbound.
There are a number of other minor incidents being reported around the county.
Gardai are advising people to take extra care while out on the roads and to allow extra time for their journeys.
More than a dozen school bus services were cancelled this morning leaving many kids stranded, while the national schools at Firoda and Clough are once again shut for the day.
Racing at Kilkenny Greyhound Track has also fallen foul of the conditions as the track has been deemed frozen.
The yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been extended into later this morning by Met Éireann.