A Ballymore Eustace motorist had a close shave on Monday morning when his car skidded on icy roads between Baltinglass and Blessington and ended up balanced precariously on the lake edged.
Road conditions were generally treacherous on Monday thanks to the overnight freeze and Gardaí reported a number of single vehicle accidents along various roads.
At one spot, known locally as The Overflow, a Ballymore man who was travelling from Baltinglass to Blessington took a skid and went over a fence and landed on the water’s edge.
‘He was very lucky,’ commented a Garda spokesperson. ‘Another 10 feet and he would have been in 20 foot of water and it would have been very difficult to get out of that.’
The driver wasn’t injured in the incident and none of the crashes on Monday night resulted in any casualties.