Weather warning in Louth downgraded to orange

KCLR Status Red Alert

Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan's Status Orange snow-ice alert has been extended into tomorrow.

There will be some more snow this morning in places, with ice and lying snow making many roads treacherous.

It's believed the heaviest snowfall has now passed, but rain will spread across the country which will start the melting process and may lead to heavy flooding.

With Louth County Council stopping snow plough and gritting operations, motorists are urged to stay off the road and remain indoors for their own safety in light of ongoing Status Red weather warnings.

She said that frontal zones are continuing to edge northwards bringing further heavy falls of snow with the emphasis on the south and the east.

"Elsewhere any snow will turn to sleet and rain later this morning".

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'The NECG is advising that people should not venture out of doors while the red level warning is in place in your area'.

A strong easterly gale has caused tidal flooding in low-lying areas of South Dublin and Wicklow.

The cold weather is set to continue through the rest of the weekend with highest temperatures during Sunday reaching just 2º to 4º.

Met Eireann has said that there is a risk of localised flooding.

Health chiefs warned they expect to see a significant increase in injuries like fractures and breaks as people begin to get out and about again after the red alert was lifted.

Met Éireann's weather reports for at 8pm this evening showed only one weather station recording a temperature above freezing.

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