Published: Sun, March 04, 2018
Sci-tech | By Spencer Schmidt

Weather warning for Donegal downgraded to Orange

Weather warning for Donegal downgraded to Orange

A status red weather warning remains in place across Galway, Leinster, Munster and until 6 this evening while an orange warning is in effect for the rest of the country.

'We have not experienced blizzard conditions since 1982 and reports from that time indicate the serious and life-threatening conditions which may be posed by the combination of heavy snow and strong winds, ' he said.

The NECG said the impact of the storm varied across the country, noting: "People need to take account of circumstances locally before deciding to venture outdoors or undertake journeys". Lowest temperatures will range from zero to -3 degrees with sharp frost in many places. Bus Eireann are also not operating local and regional services in light of the weather.

Irish Rail says 12pm will be the earliest they'll be in a position to run trains from.

The Luas Red Line will operate today from 1pm from Red Cow to The Point with a limited service, while Dublin Bus are due to resume from midday subject to road conditions.

All flights in and out of Dublin airport have been suspended until Saturday morning and you can receive more information and help via the link in this tweet.

With the red alert extended, all schools will close.

The charity was engaging with rough sleepers until 5.30am today.

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