Snow and ice complicating traffic

Heavy snow and ice continues to complicate traffic around the country. Meteorologists have issued an ice warning for the afternoon and night hours with low visibility in places. Although maintenance crews have been working around the clock there may be snow drifts and ice on less frequented roads. Police have warned drivers heading for the mountain regions to exercise extreme caution and not to head out without winter tires and chains. Thousands of people have been heading for the country’s ski resorts for the winter holidays.