BLANKET OF SNOW CAUSES CHAOS FOR MOTORISTS AND JOY FOR SCHOOL KIDS
SNOW BLANKETED Bray on Monday morning, spelling a day of frustration for commuters and motorists, some of whom sat for hours in a traffic jam stretching all the way to Ashford.
There were two crashes on Monday morning at Greystones at the Newtownmountkennedy section of the N11.
Cars were being abandoned at the side of the road as drivers either ran out of petrol or thought better of spending the morning tackling the traffic and conditions and walked back home.
‘There was about a 1,000 car tailback,’ reported one motorist who spent two and a half hours on the road from Gorey to Bray. She said that visibility was extremely poor and everyone was slowing right down.
Another passenger, who took the bus from Wexford to Bray, also reported a journey of around two hours. He counted eight cars left at the side of the road on the route to Bray.
While much of Bray and Greystones had cleared by Tuesday, much of Roundwood, Enniskerry and the Sally Gap remained impassable as snow continued to fall and stick in higher areas.
Met Eireann said that Leinster, and in particular Wicklow, experienced heavy snow-fall because much of it is elevated.
And while schools remained open for the most part, children all over the county stayed at home and wherever there was a hill there was a sled.
For many it was their first snowfall and toddlers had a ball playing out in the cold with their parents – wrapped up snugly in their winter woollies of course.
ABOVE - Hannah Doyle, Dylan Waters, Courtney Waters, Rebecca Moore having fun in the snow at Carrigoona Close in Kilmacanogue. BELOW - The sun rises over the littel Sugarloaf on Tuesday.