‘Spilt milk’: Truck containing milk powder jackknives on icy country road

A truck containing milk powder jackknifed on an icy country road recently and shed its load in the process.

A tweet from earlier this week on the official Twitter page for An Garda Siochana outlined how the incident occurred at Shournagh Line, Blarney, Co. Cork recently.

Once the truck and curtain-sided trailer jackknifed, it scattered some of its load across the road – as can be seen from a picture tweeted by Gardai.

The road was reportedly closed for several hours while a cleanup was completed.

In the tweet, Gardai added: “No need to get upset over spilt milk. Please drive to road conditions.”

Motorists have been advised to exercise extreme caution on the roads, as multiple snow and ice warnings remain in place until later this evening.

A status orange snow and ice warning is in place for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Snow showers are expected today, with accumulations of between 4cm and 8cm expected since the warning became valid yesterday evening. The larger values are more likely on high ground. Met Eireann also warned of the danger of icy roads and footpaths.

Meanwhile, a status yellow snow and ice warning has been issued for the rest of the country; it will remain in place until 6:00pm this evening. Accumulations of up to 3cm are forecast in this instant.

There has already been a number of accidents reported this morning as a result of the icy road conditions.