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Drivers are being urged to exercise caution tonight as temperatures are set to plummet.

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Met Éireann’s issued a status yellow warning with temperatures of minus three expected in some areas.

The warning’s in effect for Munster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

It’s expected to cause difficulty on several routes tonight.

Meanwhile Kerry County Council’s Winter Service Plan provides for the salting of routes around the county at times of low temperatures on roads.

When salting occurs, priority is given to the most heavily trafficked routes in the county, namely the national primary and secondary roads: N21, N22, N23, N69, N70 (except from Caherciveen to Sneem), N71, N72 and N86.

The regional road from Castlemaine to Firies as a heavily trafficked route is also salted as required.

Even when salting occurs, motorists should always assume that salting has not taken place and should drive with due consideration for the prevailing weather conditions.

During this period of cold weather, Kerry County Council is urging all motorists to travel with caution and allow extra times for journeys.