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.
Status Red Weather Warning for Kildare. Scoil Mhuire Junior will be closed today on health and safety grounds. Further updates later.— Scoil Mhuire Junior (@scoilmhuirescmj) February 28, 2018
_ Bunscoil Bhride is closed in Rathangan
- St Patrick's Boys National School in Rathangan
The Status Red snow-ice warning is initially for Kildare, Dublin, Louth, Wicklow and Meath valid until 12:00pm on Thursday.
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.