Latest: Driving tests cancelled as icy conditions and fog affect Cork city and county

Latest: Driving tests cancelled as icy conditions and fog affect Cork city and county
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LATEST: Driving tests due to take place in Mallow this morning have been cancelled as a result of icy road conditions. 

The RSA said tests due to take place in the Mallow test centre at 9.15am and 10.05am have had to be cancelled. They are among a large number of cancellations at centres nationwide, with much of the country experiencing ice and fog this morning. 

EARLIER: Care is needed on Cork roads this morning, with icy conditions reported in many parts of the city and county.

With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, there have been reports of icy roads in Togher, Crossbarry and between Midleton and Tallow.

The L2230 Waterfall to Crossbarry road is currently blocked following a single car incident where a car ended up on its roof. 

Some areas are also affected by heavy fog, making conditions even more hazardous.

There are already reports of heavy traffic in numerous areas, including northbound on the N71 into Inishshannon, approaching Halfway and then passing Ballinhassig, approaching Castlemartyr and, further west, from J3 Cobh Cross to J2 Little Island.

The cross river ferry between Cobh and Passage West has been suspended due to dense fog in the area, with operators saying it will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

Adding to the potential for issues in the city centre, traffic lights are out of action at the junction of the N27 South City Link Rd and Boreenmanna Rd. Care is advised on approach.

These weather conditions are expected to clear later into the afternoon resulting in a dry, bright day with some cloud and sun.

The afternoon is predicted to be around 7C-9C in light south-west to south breezes.

Overall, the week ahead is likely to be mainly dry weather, with just small rainfall and less cold than over the weekend.

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