Roads and weather update at 8am

Motorists in Kerry are advised to drive with extreme caution this morning following snow and icy conditions overnight. County Bounds covered in snow and ice - picture courtesy of John Delea All major routes were treated yesterday evening and again this morning around 5am. Conditions are said to be poor on higher ground in areas like Castleisland and Moll’s Gap between Killarney and Kenmare. The Connor Pass is described as impassable. Roads around Killorglin and in parts of north Kerry are described as slippery. Kerry County Council’s Pádraig Corkery has this report on conditions around the county this morning (FULL DETAILS BELOW): [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/33857/medium/”] KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL REPORT: All major routes treated yesterday evening and again this morning around 5am. In all areas of the county, road crews are reporting difficult driving conditions. We are asking people in all areas to take extreme care. There are reports of accumulations of snow on the higher areas around the county West Kerry Conor Pass impasable. N86, is passable. It is slushy, but traffic is moving Bothar na Gloc in West Kerry should also be avoided if possible, North Kerry Driving conditions are very poor. Extreme caution is advised. The N69 and the R555 from Lisotwel to Duagh has been treated. Tralee area: Snow on the higher parts of the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine road have been ploughed off Roads like Ballyard Hill, Farmersbridge, caution advised and road out towards Kielduff. Killorglin area: Reports of poor conditions on all roads. Obviouly higher roads like Ballaghasheen asking people to stay from them Kenmare Molls Gap is poor. Drive with caution around the Kenmare area Cahirciveen area Seems better in the southern part of the county. N70 at Coomaciste had an aaccumulation of sleet, so caution there. Killarney Ploughed the bounds at 4am and the road has been treated on a number of occasions. Spa hill, Killarney difficult, Kilcummin area poor.

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