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Motorists warned as snow-ice warning comes into effect across Ireland

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Those windscreens are likely to be frosted over tomorrow morning
Those windscreens are likely to be frosted over tomorrow morning

Commuters have been warned to expect some dangerous driving conditions as temperatures nationwide are forecast to drop below freezing overnight.

Met Eireann have issued a snow-ice warning for the country, which is valid from 8pm tonight until midday on Tuesday.

According to the national forecaster, showers of snow are expected during the night and on Tuesday morning.

While accumulations of snow of up to 3cm are possible on a local level, it is likely to gather mainly on hills and mountains in the West.

AA Roadwatch have warned drivers to take additional care if travelling on the roads while the yellow weather warning is in place.

"Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination and use major routes, as they are more likely to have been gritted than secondary roads," said an AA spokesperson.

"Remember, stopping distances are 10 times longer in ice and snow."

Via Independent.ie