Met Eireann warns of potential flooding as snow begins to melt

04 March, 2018, 02:39 | Author: Becky Perry
  • 'Do not be out there' – Irish public warned to stay indoors from 4pm tomorrow as dangerous blizzards hit

"Southern and eastern coastal counties expected to receive exceptionally high accumulations".

Reacting to the extended Status Red alert, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned people to stay indoors as conditions continue to worsen.

All non-emergency services are to shut down, including schools and hospital outpatients and admissions services, amid potentially life-threatening Arctic weather and blizzards.

As expected, confirmation has been made today that local coach and rail service providers will not be operating on Friday as Storm Emma intensifies and much of the country shuts down amidst the extreme weather.

This is ideal if you're stuck because of the snow & the storm.

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A 146 miles per hour (235 kph) gust of wind was recorded Thursday night atop Squaw Valley resort on the north end of Tahoe. It dumped 3 feet (1 meter) of snow in the mountains. "It looked like a blazing cloud of snow coming down", she said.


A total of 115 people were allocated beds in accommodation in Dublin's south inner city overnight, the Peter McVerry Trust said.

However, the group noted: "Conditions are and will remain very hard and the public are advised continue to exercise high levels of caution for their own safety in the extreme cold, accumulated snow and icy conditions underfoot".

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

Transport bosses are meeting this afternoon to decide when public services will be back up and running.

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