There has been heavy snowfall overnight, with many areas of Waterford experiencing heavier falls and accumulations. Snowfall has been persistent throughout the morning. Snow and ice persists on the ground in Waterford.
A “Status Red” weather alert for all of Ireland has now issued and is valid from now until 3pm tomorrow. Blizzard like conditions will likely develop later this afternoon as the two weather systems come together.
The National Emergency Coordination Committee has asked everybody in Munster and Leinster to be indoors by 4pm today and to remain there until at least midday tomorrow.
The NRA are reporting that the motorway network remains open but extreme caution is advised – the optimum advice is not to travel.
Waterford Council’s main number is 0761 10 2020. For exceptional emergencies, or those not relating to Council activities, please call the National Emergency Services on 999 or 112.
Snow clearance and gritting for Friday will commence immediately once
weather conditions allow. Crews will be re-mobilised when it is safe to do so.
Weather conditions will be monitored continuously over the weekend and
essential crews will be re-mobilised to grit priority routes as required and when
safe to do so.
People are advised to avoid all unnecessary journeys and stay indoors while
the red weather alert is in place.