first_imgMET Eireann, Donegal County Council and gardai are all appealing for motorists to SLOW DOWN on the roads today because of ice on our roads.Donegal County Council staff worked through the night gritting major routes, but with scattered showers washing away grit, it is still leaving dangerous conditions.The Barnesmore Gap was particularly bad last night, say donegaldaily.com readers. The roads around all the major towns are also treacherous with reports of black ice in Letterkenny, Moville, Carndonagh, Convoy, Lifford, Twin Towns, Ballyshannon, Donegal Town, Glenties, Gaoth Dobhair and Ardara badly affected. (Thanks to everyone for your emails – you can send updates to [email protected]).Met Eireann has issued an Ice Warning and says the worst of the frost is affecting inland areas. The BBC in the North has also issued a similar warning.The forecaster is also predicting that milder weather will arrive in Donegal by the end of the weekend.Met Eireann has repeated its prediction that Christmas Day will see temperatures of around 10C here in Ireland. The Daily Express in Britain is saying this today about the predicted weather over there (http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/290470/It-s-a-white-Christmas-)Meanwhile ESB workers from Letterkenny have been drafted into Co Derry to help repair broken power lines in the Sperrins.Several pylons lost electricity cables due to heavy snow earlier this week.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSLOW DOWN – MAJOR ICE WARNING ON ROADS TODAY was last modified: December 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaldonegaldaily.comice warningroads warninglast_img read more