Gardaí warn drivers that roads may be slick as rain falls

11th Jul 18 | News

While the heatwave is set to continue into the weekend, today looks to be offering some of the country a break from the drought coniditions of the past few weeks as rain sweeps across the Leinster region. 

While the heatwave is set to continue into the weekend, today looks to be offering some of the country a break from the drought coniditions as rain sweeps across the Leinster region. 

The official Garda traffic account has Tweeted to warn drivers that the rain will make roads slick after the long dry period. 

The AA has also warned drivers of the change in conditions due to the fact that "during normal weather (regular rainfall) materials such as bitumen, oil and rubber from tyres are continuously washed away.  During dry weather, these remain on the road surface."

This means that the first rain following a dry spell can create more greasy and slippery surfaces than normal, even to drivers who are familiar with a certain stretch of road. 

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