Tipperary snow - County prepares for shut down

Red Weather Warning

Sian Moloughney

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Sian Moloughney

Tipperary snow - County prepares for shut down

The Mainguard in Clonmel - taken by Jonathan Ryan Tipperaryphotos.com

Tipperary snow levels are rising and businesses are preparing to shut their doors as the Red Alert kicks in across the county.

AA Roadwatch is warning of difficult driving conditions across the county.

Compacted snow has left routes around Cahir, Roscrea and Nenagh very slippery.

Routes around Clonmel Town and Thurles are very bad due to heavy snowfall also, with the N76 particularly slippery between Clonmel and Kilkenny.

Met Éireann has issued A Red Weather Warning - its highest level weather alert - for all of Ireland as 'The Beast from The East' is set to meet 'Storm Emma' and bring blizzard conditions and snow drifting across Tipperary.

People in Tipperary  are being urged to remain indoors on Thursday and into Friday while the warning is in place.

* Abbott Vascular in Clonmel told staff yesterday that the site in Clonmel will be closed during the Red Alert.

* Cahir Day Care Centre will remain closed today.

* Fethard Horse Country Experience will be closed today and Friday.

* Kilkenny shop in Cashel has closed

If your business or event has been closed or cancelled because of the snow let us know and we will share the information.