Orange snow-ice warning issued as snow showers expected

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The council said staff have been working in anticipation of the snow.

The Severe Weather Assessment Team and will re-convene tomorrow morning.

Cold weather initiatives for rough sleepers are in place and additional capacity has been put in place to ensure there are extra bed spaces available for rough sleepers the department said.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES have been affected by adverse weather conditions in a number of areas, particularly in the east.

"The key message is, as always, to avoid unnecessary travel over the weekend", the department added.

Festival Big Day Out, which was scheduled to run from 12pm-6pm today, won't take place due to heavy snowfall in the city.

Met Éireann has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for the entire country this evening.

The 109 service can not operate through Kells in Co Meath due to the bad weather and is being redirected to use the motorway.

Dublin Bus issued a statement saying they wish to advise customers that have curtailments in place on some routes.

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They resumed clearing operations at 10am but have advised passengers to check the status of their flights before travelling to the airport.

All Luas services are operating as of 11.30am, following earlier disruption between Saggart and Belgard due to technical fault with signals. Trams are running between The Point and Tallaght.

Sunday services are operating on the lines as planned, but services on the Maynooth line are operating up to half an hour late due to the snowy conditions.

The warning is in effect for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Waterford, and is valid until 9am Sunday morning.

The council reiterated that Met Éireann has advised that Occasional heavy snow showers will continue and will lead to further accumulations and some drifting.

In Dublin, conditions are improving on main routes although slushy in parts (M50, M2, N3, N4, N7, N81, N11) but continued care is advised on secondary routes.

And in Monaghon Snowy conditions have been reported on the N2 between Castleblaney and Monaghan Town.

"Remember it takes up to ten times longer to stop a vehicle in snow or ice".

They have pleaded with motorists to drive carefully.

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