LATEST: Multiple collisions reported around the city and county; pedestrians warned footpaths also lethal in places 

LATEST: Multiple collisions reported around the city and county; pedestrians warned footpaths also lethal in places 
West Cork Rapid Response have been out at incidents in the icy conditions this morning. Picture: Twitter

UPDATE at 9.50am: Drivers are being advised to be cautious as many Cork roads are in a treacherous condition this morning, with ice being reported by commuters.

Both city and county roads are icy this morning, and AA Roadwatch is advising drivers to allow more time for their journeys and to reduce their speed.

Road conditions are slippery in parts of the city and county this morning, especially on secondary routes.

Cork Safety Alerts are reporting a road closure due to an overturned car on the Old Whitchurch Road. Emergency services are on the scene.

Earlier this morning, there were reports of a collision on Forrest Road, Carrigaline, as well as another on the Banduff Road, outside Lus Na Meala.

A multi-vehicle collision at Clogheen Church was also reported.

There was also a truck is stuck on Faggot Hill heading towards Clogheen due to the icy road conditions.

According to AA Roadwatch, traffic is very heavy this morning in Cork city.

Traffic is slow both ways on the N28 along Carrs Hill.

The traffic towards Ringaskiddy is busy again from after Shannonpark roundabout to Shanbally Cross.

It’s slow on approach to the Dunkettle Interchange from the M8 southbound, and from Junction 9 Bloomfield on the N40 eastbound.

On the northside, the North Ring Road and Old Youghal Road both have delays approaching their junction in Mayfield. The North Ring Road is busiest from the Ballyvolane side.

The N71 has northbound delays at Liberty Hill after Ballinhassig.

Icy conditions are being reported across roads in Cork county also.

According to AA Roadwatch, it is still very busy on the N22 eastbound through Macroom from the Killarney Road, out to the road works at Coolcower.

AA Roadwatch also say conditions may be slippery on secondary routes in the area and caution is advised while driving.

There is also an overturned car at Cross Barry on the Bandon/Halfway Rd (R589). Emergency services are on the scene.

Caution is again advised in this area, as it may be icy.

There are also long delays this morning heading into Innishannon on the N71, from the Bandon side.

Traffic is also slow heading south from Mallow on the N20 towards Ballynamona.

For pedestrians, many of the city's footpaths have black ice on them, and caution is advised while walking.

Weather-wise, Cork is set to continue to experience bad weather as Storm Dennis heads towards the rebel county.

The storm is expected to bring more wind and rain this weekend, although Met Éireann believes it will not be as severe as Storm Ciara was.

Tonight it is set to lash rain and get windy, however, tomorrow will be a better day with scattered rain showers and sunny spells during the morning. The showers will clear by midday leaving a mostly dry and rather cloudy day with some bright spells.

EARLIER: Caution is advised during this morning’s commute, with icy conditions reported in many parts of the city and county.

 There are reports that a truck is stuck on Faggot Hill, towards Clogheen near Blarney, with a further collision reported on the Banduff Road. 

There are also unconfirmed reports of another incident involving three cars close to Clogheen church. 

Emergency services are en route to an overturned car in Crossbarry on the Bandon/Halfway Rd (R589).

“It’s very heavy this morning both ways on the N28 along Carrs Hill,” the AA warns. “Traffic towards Ringaskiddy is busy again from after Shannonpark R/A to Shanbally Cross.

“It’s slow now on approach to the Dunkettle Interchange from the M8 southbound and from J9 Bloomfield on the N40 eastbound.

“The North Ring Rd and Old Youghal Rd both have delays approaching their junction in Mayfield: the North Ring Rd is busiest from the Ballyvolane side.” 

The AA is advising motorists that it is extremely slow on the N22 eastbound through Macroom, with a queue of almost 5km from the Killarney Rd out to the works at Coolcower.

“Bear in mind conditions may be slippery on secondary routes in the area,” the AA warn.

There are also delays heading into Innishannon on the N71 from the Bandon side.

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