Status orange snow-ice warning extended to 6pm

Elias Hubbard
March 18, 2018

An orange snow ice warning has been extended until midday.

Response teams including roads, water, fire and civil defence are on standby to deal with the impact of any severe weather.

In a statement issued this morning, organisers wrote; "Organisers of St Patrick's Festival have advised that due to adverse weather conditions the Festival Big Day Out event scheduled to run from 12pm-6pm today in Merrion Square will not take place".

A status yellow snow-ice warning is in place for the rest of the country.

Met Éireann issued the orange alert for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Waterford between 3 am and noon on Sunday.

SNOW AND ICE have been predicted for Saturday night up until Monday morning.

They resumed clearing operations at 10am but have advised passengers to check the status of their flights before travelling to the airport.

"Please be conscious of local conditions & take appropriate precautions".

The forecaster is expecting scattered heavy snow showers which will lead to accumulations in places and some drifting.

PUBLIC transport companies are warning that services may be affected today as heavy snowfall batters Ireland.

In Kilkenny, slush and snowy conditions have been reported around the city and in Laois, there are slippery conditions on most routes around Portlaoise particularly on the M7 between Portlaoise West and Portlaoise East Junctions.

Snowy conditions have also been reported in Monaghan on the N2 between Castleblaney and Monaghan town.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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