As the cold and frosty weather is predicted to continue into the early parts of tonight, Cork County Council will be salt treating all the main roads throughout the county, as per our Winter Service Plan, commencing at approximately 6.30pm this evening.
Salt treatment may not be fully successful in penetrating packed snow in all locations which was the case on many of the hilly routes this morning. A lot of the congestion was caused by (understandable) slow moving traffic and merging lanes etc.
As this cold weather is predicted to continue into the coming days, all road users are asked to exercise extreme caution on roads. Similarly pedestrians are asked to take extra care using footpaths.