MET Eireann extend Status Orange Alert until Tuesday

A frozen Avonbeg river Glenmalure

MET Eireann have extended their Status Orange Alert until 10am on Tuesday.

Current Situation

While a thaw is happening, deep snow has accumulated in many areas with communities in Wexford, West Wicklow and North Kildare in particular being badly affected but many other areas are also severely impacted. Some communities have been isolated by huge drifts blocking roads since the heavy snow began on Thursday night.

All agencies have been working flat out to restore services across the country. Local authorities have been calling in contractors to assist them with the priority work. Local authorities are also asking communities to assist where they can in clearing roads.

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