Get the milk and bread in.
Most parts of Cork are covered in a blanket of snow this morning, as the country prepares for a chilly few days.
According to Cork City Council, all main routes across Cork County were salted last night at around 8pm and again this morning starting at 4am. However, motorist and pedestrians are advised to exercise ‘extreme caution’ while out and about this morning.
There are reports of black ice in Gurranabraher and an accident is slowing traffic on Maryborough Hill. There are also delays at Carrs hill and Victoria Road.
Gardaí are advising motorists to reduce their speed and use the main roads, which have been gritted, where possible.
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Many Cork schools are closed or delaying opening until after 10am. Meanwhile, passengers due to fly from Cork Airport today are advised to check with their airline for the latest flight information.
The first flights of the day have taken off after some minor delays this morning.
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According to Met Éireann, tonight will be very cold and frosty with some icy patches and mist expected. A Status Yellow snow-ice warning for Ireland remains in place until Saturday.
‘A spell of rain will develop later in the night, preceded in places by some sleet, with snow on hills.’ says the national forecaster.
Fill up the hot water bottles because lowest temperatures will range between -2C to -4 C.
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Tomorrow, Thursday, will be cold and breezy on Thursday with further outbreaks of rain, with some sleet and also snow on mountains. Temperatures will barely creep above 7 C.
ALONE is urging people to look out for their elderly neighbours this week, while advising older people who are concerned about their own wellbeing during the cold weather to call for assistance and help if needed.
“We are asking members of the public to remember their older neighbours living alone and to consider their needs, such as food, essentials or possibly medication pick up.” said Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE.
“We’re advising older people to stay indoors where possible once the cold weather takes hold, and to take care in order to avoid falls on ice or sleet.”