Status Red Warning Lifted
The status red snow and ice warning has been lifted and an orange warning is now in place for Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan.
A yellow warning has been issued for Connacht and Donegal.
There are now risks of localised flooding as the snow melts.
The snowfall has ceased in most areas, however on the Wicklow Mountains & over northern parts some further accumulations of snow will occur today. Elsewhere any snow will turn to sleet & rain later this morn. In the afternoon the rain could turn heavy in the east & south, (1/2)— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 3, 2018
(2/2) giving a risk of localised flooding due to melting snow. Temps will stay around freezing in northern parts but further south they will rise to values between 3 & 6 degrees this afternoon. Easterly winds will be moderate to fresh, but still strong along the east coast.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 3, 2018
People are being urged to exercise extreme caution if they go outside and to only drive if it's absolutely necessary.
Chair of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group, Sean Hogan, says teams around the country are being mobilised to manage the conditions, 'the local co-ordination committees in every county are working to manage what is going on in those counties. This is particularly challenging'.