'Stay indoors' warning lifted in Kildare as worst of blizzards pass

Many roads impassable in Kildare

Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter



'Stay indoors' warning lifted in Kildare as blizzards pass

Snow in Kilmoney, Rathangan this morning

The 'Stay indoors' warning has been lifted this morning by the National Emergency Coordination Group.

It said the blizzard conditions have passed and the public safety advice to shelter indoors is withdrawn.

"Conditions are and will remain very difficult and the public are advised continue to exercise high levels of caution for their own safety in the extreme cold, accumulated snow and icy conditions underfoot,"it said.

"There are variations in storm impact across the country and people need to take account of circumstances locally before deciding to venture outdoors or undertake journeys. In particular, it will take some time to get roads open again and people should listen for local updates on road conditions."

Despite Met Eireann's assertion that the blizzards have passed, many reports of continuing blizzard conditions are coming in from all over the county.

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