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simon3
2010-03-31 19:03:03
Sally Gap Impassable Weds 31st Mar
Wickow Mountain Rescue Teams are advising all motorists to stay away from high passes in the Wicklow area.

Two motorists have already become stranded today (Wednesday 31st March) in the Sally Gap area due to snow. The snow is continuing to fall and is expected to get worse as the evening and night progress. Temperatures are also expected to fall overnight, and should someone become stranded during the night, the situation could be very dangerous. Hypothermia can occur to people in their own homes, never mind on an isolated mountain pass.

Rescue teams have attempted to assess the danger, but failed to reach the Sally Gap despite driving specially adapted vehicles. Because of this and the worsening conditions, we urge motorists to plan their journeys through Wicklow carefully.
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