Roads remain slippery in north west this afternoon

Many roads throughout Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal remain in a dangerous condition this afternoon.

Even some main roads that have been girtted are slippery due to fallen snow and freezing temperatures.

Vehicles have gone off roads in many areas, the latest being on the Riverstown road from Ballymote in County Sligo, where an articulated truck has gone off the road.

The road has been closed and diversions are in place.

Motorists are also advised to avoid the Castlebaldwin to Ballymote road due to icy conditions.

Gardai in Buncrana, Co Donegal, say conditions are particularly bad between Buncrana and Carndonagh, where a number of vehicles have gotten stuck in the ice.

In Leitrim, there are damp roads and slush around Manorhamilton and the AA is advising caution on all roads in the county, including the N4.

A Status Yellow weather advisory warning of wet and windy weather remains in force until 6 o’clock tomorrow, Tuesday, morning.

It warns of gusts of between 90 110 kilometres per hour with more snow, mainly in north Connacht and west Ulster.

Senior Engineer with Sligo County Council Tom Brennan says even as temperatures rise this afternoon, motorists should still drive with caution.

UPDATE, 1pm:

The road from Ballymote to Riverstown has now been reopened. It had been closed after a lorry went off it in slippery conditions.