Met Eireann have issued a current Red status weather warning and the advisory is to remain indoors from 4pm today and STAY SAFE.
Please be advised if you require the assistance of the emergency services please dial 999. The local number for the Severe Weather Communication Centre is 1890837273. Emergency shelter is available on request.
Motorway and National routes have been treated and drivers should take extreme care. Heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures has made conditions on all other routes extremely hazardous.
The Gardai are again urging people to avoid all unnecessary travel and if you have to go out, let someone know where you are going and a time that you are expected back; that includes farmers going out to check on animals.
We would ask the public to check https://www.winterready.ie/en for information and advice on how to deal with potential adverse weather conditions affecting homeowners, businesses, farming community etc. Please also check on the elderly and isolated neighbours and friends and ensure they have adequate stocks of food and fuel.