A FARMER walks with his sheep as fog descends. Photo: Ray Ryan

Big chill to continue

Athenry records coldest day since 2010

NORTH Galway has been one of the chilliest spots in the country over the past week as the cold snap is set to continue for the remainder of the week.

The weather station in Athenry recorded just below -7 degrees Celsius in the early hours of Monday morning and forecasters say that temperatures could fall even lower tonight (Wednesday) and early on Thursday morning. The freezing temperatures are still considerably above those experienced in 2010 when they fell to -16 in some parts of the county.

Crews from Galway County Council have been out late at night and in the early hours of the morning throughout the week, ensuring the main roads are salted and gritted.

Fortunately, the bad weather hasn’t resulted in any serious road incidents and the local authority says the absence of snow and sleet has significantly helped keep roads clear…

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