This is one of six loading shovels currently working on the Barberstown to Straffan Road to clear snow accumulations.
According to KCC It is expected to have this road fully open and two carriageways cleared by this evening.
Earlier today the council closed the road from Maynooth to Straffan between Taghadoe and Barberstown will be closed today, Monday, from 3 pm to 5 pm to facilitate the use of large machinery to clear snow accumulations.
This closure was described as being regrettable but essential on safety grounds.
For updates on roads check KCC website http://kildare.ie/ countycouncil , facebook and twitter.