Road temperatures so low in Donegal salt is becoming ineffective

Road temperatures in parts of Donegal today have fallen so low that salt has become ineffective.

In Stranorlar, Ballybofey and Letterkenny, road temperatures of –13 degrees where recorded earlier today.

Salt is not effective when temperatures drop below -10 degrees.

Senior Engineer with Donegal County Council, Vincent Lynn, says he's never seen temperatures drop so low:

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