Snow being cleared from roads as bus services hit

Commuters on the M9 in Kildare will today face delays as gardaí and council staff work to clear any remaining snow.

Snow being cleared from roads as bus services hit

Commuters on the M9 in Kildare will today face delays as gardaí and council staff work to clear any remaining snow.

Motorists were asked to drive with extra care as the operation gets under way from 8am.

Work will begin on the hard shoulders from junction two to junction four and continue on the remaining lanes during the day.

Elsewhere AA Roadwatch warned that while road and air temperatures were above freezing in most areas, making ice thaw slowly, many routes were slippery.

It said it would still take some time for solid compacted ice and snow to clear from the worst affected areas in the north east and inland Leinster.

A spokeswoman said secondary routes, local roads and higher ground as well as many footpaths remained very icy and slippery.

“Continue to take care on all routes as there is a lot of surface water to contend with, this is extremely slippery over ice,” she added.

Mat Eireann said temperatures would range from 5C to 7C during the day with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

While it would fall close to zero in the south overnight, where frost will develop, lowest temperatures over the northern half of the country will be about 3C or 4C.

Saturday will be dry, with highest temperatures of 5C to 7C degrees generally, however it will again plummet to minus 3C that night.

Local authorities in Dublin and around the country are also expected to decide whether to lift water restrictions.

Bus Eireann have said some of their services are still being affected by weather and road conditions in the east and north east.

These include:

Route 107: Dublin to Kingscourt –Not serving serving Kilmainham Wood or Castletown

Route 120: Dublin to Edenderry –Not serving Edenderry Shopping centre, terminating at the Courthouse in Edenderry.

Route 121: Edenderry to Tullamore –Not serving Rhode or Croghan

Route 126: Dublin to Kildare –Not serving Suncroft

Route 101X Drogheda to Wilton Terrace – Not serving Termon Abbey

Route 163 Drogheda to Donore - Cancelled

Route 173 Drogheda town service - Cancelled

Route 182 Drogheda to Ardee – Not serving Tullyallen

Route 189 Drogheda to Clogher Village – Not serving Baltray or Grangebellew

Route 190 Dublin to Laytown – Not serving the Mill Road via Grangerath to Mornington.

Bus Éireann would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.

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