Gardai issue warning to motorists as heavy rain expected to make roads hazardous

Gardai issue warning to motorists as heavy rain expected to make roads hazardous

Gardai have this evening issued a warning to motorists to be cautious of slippery roads in the morning if it rains overnight, as expected.

The warm conditions mixed with heavy rainfall can often result in extremely slippery surfaces.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Expected rainfall following the recent dry spell will make road surfaces slippery and drivers are reminded to reduce speed and drive to the conditions.

“Speed limits are the maximum permitted in perfect driving conditions.  Road, weather and traffic conditions may require you to reduce speed further.”

Drivers are also reminded that ‘Operation Slowdown’ will continue across the country’s roads until 7am tomorrow morning.

The operation consists of Garda high visibility speed enforcement activities on both national primary and secondary roads.

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