Arctic temperatures are on the way for Donegal this week and road users are warned to take care.

Met Eireann are warning of very cold wintry weather coming to Ireland from Wednesday night on to Saturday.

With sleet and snow expected, Donegal County Council are reminding all road users to take extra care on the roads and to allow more time for their journeys.

Motorists and road users in Donegal can stay up to date on routes to be gritted by checking the Donegal Winter Gritting map which is an interactive map available on

This map is linked to the Council’s social media platforms and provides information on routes and length of routes to be gritted on any given night as well as an hourly forecast feed for most areas of the county so that users can check their local weather forecast for the next 12 to 24 hours. It also shows locations where sand and grit stock is available for use by the public.

Road users can also view live road conditions at a number of locations around the county and across the northwest via the Councils website. Locations include N56 at Gaoth Dobhair, N15 at Bundoran, N15 at Lough Mourne, N15 at Killygordon, N13 at An Grianan Aileach, A515 Foyle Bridge and A6 at Glenshane Pass.

Motorists are being encouraged to use these resources to help them make safe driving decisions during winter weather conditions.

In a partnership with the RSA, RTÉ news reporter Teresa Mannion has made advice videos gives advice for driving in snow and extreme weather.

Stay up to date on road conditions and gritting plans by following the Council on Twitter @roadsdcc @donegalcouncil or on Facebook.