Met Éireann issue orange snow and ice warning for Counties Cavan and Monaghan

Met Éireann have issued an orange snow and ice warning for Counties Cavan and Monaghan.

Showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected tonight with a risk of drifting and blizzard conditions.

The warning which will also affect Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo, comes into force at 6 o’clock this evening for 48 hours.

Council authorities will be out in force this evening pre-emptively salting national and regional roads.

Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution when driving and are urged to leave extra time to get to their destination.