Motorists are being advised to drive with extra care as the cold snap continues to grip the country.
Yesterday Met Eireann extended an orange weather alert with snow accumulations of up to eight centimetres predicted in counties Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo until at least midday.
A status yellow snow/ice warning is also in effect for counties Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, Galway and Roscommon.
Temperatures fell well below freezing last night and Gerry Murphy from Met Eireann has said roads will be treacherous; “Well, there would be a good deal of dry weather across the country but there will still be showers of sleet and snow in northern parts during the morning, tending to turn more to rain or sleet as we get a little bit more heat in the day
“But certainly the morning will still perhaps be very hazardous conditions on the roads.”