Updated status red warning issued for 19 counties; 7 counties downgraded to status orange
Most of the country is still feeling the worst of the effects from the Beast from the East and Storm Emma.
A status red snow-ice warning remains in place for 19 out of 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland, with Met Éireann issuing updated warnings early on Friday morning.
The warning remains in effect for all of Leinster, all of Munster and Galway, with snowfall and strong easterly winds set to continue to make an impact until 6pm.
See counties affected by the orange and red warnings on the map: https://t.co/9BeK3UcAwO pic.twitter.com/sOxrwMALK2
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 2, 2018
The status red warning has been downgraded to a status orange snow-ice warning in Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo, although those counties can still expect scattered heavy snow showers and icy conditions throughout the day on Friday.
The updated warning, issued at midnight on Thursday, remains in effect until 6pm.
On Thursday night, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar encouraged people to stay indoors and stay safe while the weather warnings remain in effect.
The red weather alert has now been extended until 6pm tomorrow. Thanks for heeded our advice this evening. What has been predicted is still on track and conditions will worsen tonight. Stay indoors and stay safe.
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) March 1, 2018