Road salting planned for NI as temperatures forecast to fall to -3 °C - motorists advised to exercise caution

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NI folk need to wrap up tonight as temperatures are expected to dip to -3 °C.

This frightening temperature comes from the Met Office who says: "A dry evening and night, but fog patches are likely to become extensive overnight.

Salting the road network

Salting the road network

"Light southerly winds, becoming southeasterly at the end of the night.

"Minimum temperature -3 °C."

A statement from the Department of Infrastructure explains their plan of action this evening and tonight.

They say: "Temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing and there is a risk of ice on roads.

"The Salting of roads on the scheduled network considered to be at risk will be commencing shortly in the Limavady area and will commence / continue throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening elsewhere

"Road users are advised to exercise caution when travelling, particularly when driving on untreated roads."