Status Red Warning For East Until Saturday Morning
A status red weather warning has been extended into Saturday for several counties.
The snow-ice warning applies to Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath as snow continues to fall.
The warning is now valid until 9am tomorrow.
Lower level warnings are still in place for other parts of the country.
Continuing very cold & windy with further falls of snow, leading to further accumulations & icy conditions. The snow will be heaviest in eastern and southern areas. Some flooding in eastern & locally in some southern coastal areas in strong and gusty east to northeasterly winds. pic.twitter.com/vSGB8qAczV— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 2, 2018
People living in areas where there's a status red warning this evening are being urged to stay indoors.
Chair of the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group, Sean Hogan, says everyone needs to heed the warnings.
"Snow is continuing this evening and will for some hours overnight yet.
"This is falling quite heavily in places.
"So our message remains about not undertaking travel, other than in exceptional circumstances.
"This is an on-going event and conditions are still deteriorating in many areas.
"So please: only those who need to be out and who are contributing to essential services or otherwise should be out on the roads".
Most public transport is expected to resume tomorrow morning, although significant disruption is expected.
Flights are also expected to begin arriving and departing at Dublin Airport in the morning.
Today, drivers are still being told to avoid the roads if it all possible.
The Taoiseach says food deliveries are being prioritised:
Good news; food won’t run out! pic.twitter.com/GmPD4Hr8cT— Juliette Gash (@JulietteGash) March 2, 2018