Red Weather Warning For Midlands

York snow 2018 Feb Watson Street

York snow 2018 Feb Watson Street

Met Éireann has issued two separate Status Red snow ice alerts for the country, while a snow-ice warning is in place for Munster and Leinster.

All busses leaving the county are also operating, except the 4.25pm Route 425/425A (Galway - Mountbellew - Roscommon - Longford) which has been cancelled.

The national forecasters said that "Blizzard conditions will develop from the south Thursday afternoon and evening as heavy snow and strong easterly winds bring snow drifts northwards over the country".

Drivers have been warned there will be zero visibility.

A snow plough clears a road at Dublin airport, as heavy snow has caused more misery for travellers overnight.

Members of the public are also being asked to watch out for older or vulnerable people in their community.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appealed for people to heed the advice.

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Bus Eireann has advised customers that School Transport Services in areas affected by the Status Red weather warning will not operate.

Shannon Airport handled more than a dozen flight diversions from Dublin.

Dublin bus and Luas are running with limited services and delays are expected.

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MET ÉIREANN'S EVELYN Cusack has said that up to a metre of snow could fall in eastern areas of the country as part of the current severe weather event.

In western and northern counties in the Republic, school principals will make individual decisions on whether to stay open but education chiefs said the situation was being kept under review.

She said she expected the snow to "feed in continuously for 24 hours".

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