Status Orange warning to remain in Kilkenny, with temperatures to plummet again tonight

There will also be surface water and flooding on many roads

Sam Matthews

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Sam Matthews

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KILKENNY UNDER A BLANKET OF SNOW

The Ballyfoyle Road in Kilkenny this aftenoon. In addition to snow there may be significant surface water and flooding on many roads

Kilkenny woke this morning to find itself under a blanket of snow, and a Status Orange weather warning will remain in place until 11pm tonight with snowfall predicted to continue into the evening in most parts of the county.

In addition to snow, there will be significant surface water and flooding on many roads including main roads. Kilkenny County Council has warned that motorists and pedestrians should exercise extreme caution as slippery paths and treacherous road conditions are expected. Motorists are advised to drive in a manner appropriate to the prevailing conditions.

Met Eireann has issued a Level Orange severe weather alert in relation to low temperatures. It's valid from 8pm this evening. 10am tomorrow (Monday) morning. See www.met.ie.

"Weather Warning : Code Level Orange Extremely low temperatures tonight with severe frost, ice and lying snow. Lowest temperatures of -2 to -8 degrees, coldest in east Connacht, Leinster and Ulster. Slippery paths and treacherous roads also due to snow accumulation and ice."