All Tipperary schools closed on Thursday and Friday as storm set to intensify

All Tipperary schools closed on Thursday and Friday as storm set to intensify

The worst of the weather still to come.

ALL schools in Tipperary are to remain closed for the rest of the week, it has been announced.

The decision, which has been confirmed by the Department of Education and Skills, was made after Met Éireann issued a status red alert for Munster and Leinster

The snow/ice warning comes into effect at 4pm on Thursday and will remain in place until 12 midday on Friday.

"Given the disruption to transport and the safety risks arising, most particularly in relation to the ability to get home safely before blizzard like conditions hit Munster and Leinster, all schools, third level institutions, colleges and centres of further education in red areas will be closed tomorrow and Friday," said a spokesperson for the Department of Education and Skills.

As snow continues to fall across Tipperary, the county is bracing itself for the worst of the blizzard on Thursday.