Status Orange snow and ice warning extended to Monday

Those who are cut off by the very large drifts keep in touch by phone with friends and family

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


Status Orange snow and ice warning extended to Monday

Farmers dig out the locals in Glenmore as they remove snowdrifts

Met Éireann has extended a Status Orange snow-ice warning for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.

The forecaster added: "Widespread lying snow and ice will continue to lead to hazardous conditions.

"There will be a risk of localised flooding due to rising river levels and there will be areas of surface water pooling. Mountainous catchments and urban areas most affected."

The alert is valid until noon on Monday.

Schools and colleges are expected to reopen tomorrow after they were closed during Storm Emma.

However, it is being left to individual institutions to decide, depending on the circumstances and conditions in their area, according to the Department of Education.

Meanwhile clean-up operations are continuing today across the county.

The public are advised to refer to Kilkenny County Council's website: for a list of the roads that are now passable with care throughout the county.