Gardaí Warn Drivers Off Mullingar Roads As Schools Begin To Announce Closures

Forecasters are warning about icy stretches on local roads.

Motorists in the midlands are being warned of dangerous driving conditions.

Gardaí in Mullingar are asking motorists to stay off the roads this morning unless absolutely necessary.

Routes around Multyfarnham are particularly badly affected by the snow, and the N4 past Mullingar has not been treated.

St Mary's Primary School and All Saints National School in Mullingar have confirmed they are closed today due to the weather conditions.

A yellow snow and ice warning is in place for Westmeath, Longford, Cavan, Monaghan, and Leitrim.

Alan O'Reilly from Carlow Weather says if you're in one of the affected areas then don't venture out unless you have to:

Brandon Creagh from Met Eireann tells us what to expect throughout the day:

Damien Grennan, Senior Engineer in Transportation Westmeath County Council says they are gritting routes around the county:


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