Motorists urged to take care due to snow and ice

Motorists are being urged to take care on the roads throughout the day due to snow and ice.

The conditions, currently affecting much of the north and north-west, will to impact the entire country later.

A nationwide Status Yellow alert takes effect from 6pm and remain until midday tomorrow, with falls of hail, sleet and snow expected.

Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority says conditions will be treacherous: