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Drive with care Motorists warned of dangerous conditions as Status Yellow fog warning issued

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Stock photo of traffic in fog (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Stock photo of traffic in fog (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Stock photo of traffic in fog (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow fog warning for 12 counties in the east of the country this morning. 

The warning for Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Offaly, Longford, Louth, Meath, Laois, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow will remain in place until 10am this morning.

And forecasters are warning of low visibility and dense fog throughout Leinster, while motorists are also being urged to take care.

“Expect a cold start this morning with some frost and areas of mist and fog,” reads the forecast.

“It'll be a mostly dry day with sunny spells and just isolated showers.

“However, fog may be stubborn to clear in some areas.

“Highest temperatures generally ranging six to nine degrees.”

A simultaneous warning has been issued to motorists commuting in these dangerous conditions by AA Roadwatch.

Fog has been reported in Limerick City, Sligo town, Castlebar, Portlaoise, Navan and Naas.

Motorists have been asked to “drive with extra care, use fog lights in any affected areas, but don't forget to turn them off when they're no longer needed."

“Also remember too that fog can make tail-lights seem further away than they are, so keep further back from the vehicle in front", a spokesperson advised.

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