Tipperary snow - 'Stay Inside' warning lifted

Roads still 'dangerous'

Sian Moloughney

Reporter:

Sian Moloughney

Snow forecast

Met Éireann issues weather warnings.

Tipperary people are no longer being advised to stay inside but a Red Weather Alert Snow-Ice Warning is still in place for the county, this  morning.

The blizzard conditions have passed and the public safety advice to shelter indoors is withdrawn, according to the National Emergency Coordination Group.

However, Tipperary has been one of the worst affected counties overnight, along with Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and Galway.

Gardai are advising to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

Sean Hogan, chairman of the National Emergency Coordination Group, has said only Transport Infrastructure and local authority vehicles should be out on the roads. A lot of roads will not be cleared today.

The AA say this morning that road conditions are poor across Tipperary due to heavy snow, including on some main roads around Thurles, Nenagh, Clonmel and Cahir, where it was blizzard-like. Secondary routes are especially dangerous.

A Status Red Snow-Ice Warning is currently in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway.

The advice during a red weather warning is not to travel. Do not take to the roads.

The alert will remain in place until 6pm today (Friday).