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Inishowen in grip of wintry conditions 13.01.15

INISHOWEN woke up today to its first major lie of snow so far this winter.
The peninsula is in the grip of bitterly cold temperatures this afternoon with showers of hail, sleet and snow making driving conditions hazardous in many parts.
The wintry driving conditions at Burt today. Photo: Donegal County Council/NRA.
Donegal County Council urged drivers to be vigilant on the roads. It said all 25 of its gritting crews had been out since 5am today and would continue their work into tonight.
"With snow showers and heavy rain expected over the next two days Donegal County Council is urging all members of the public to exercise caution, to take extra care on the roads and to allow extra time for journeys," the local authority said in a statement.
"All of the council's 25 road gritting crews have been out since 5am this morning gritting all the main routes in the county with a view to keeping the roads passable and we will continue this work throughout the day and into the evening.
"We expect that crews will be out tomorrow morning again and we are appealing to all motorists to take extra care and even if a road is treated it does not guarantee that the road is ice free so extreme care should be taken."
The public can keep up to date with road conditions by following the Council on Twitter @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil or by checking out its dedicated website at www.donegalcocowinterweather.ie .
Meanwhile, the wintry showers are expected to continue for the rest of today with a high risk of thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow, especially in coastal areas of the county.
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