SCHOOLS: Many Kildare schools announce closures this morning as status red weather alert issued


Sarah Peppard


Sarah Peppard


Snow forecast

Met Éireann issues weather warnings.

Many schools across the county are expected to close today, due to a red alert weather warning issued by Met Eireann this morning.

The Status Red snow-ice warning is initially for Kildare, Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Meath valid until 12:00pm on Thursday.

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The warning states that there has been between 5 and 10cm accumulations of snow in these areas and snow showers will continue to occur during today and again tonight with further accumulations. Total snowfall up to midday Thursday may reach 25cm in some areas.