Five counties now on STATUS RED after heavy snowfall in Ireland overnight
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Five counties now on STATUS RED after heavy snowfall in Ireland overnight

FIVE counties have been put on status red after heavy snowfall in Ireland overnight.

Met Éireann has issued its highest weather warning for counties Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow and Meath after 5-10cms of snow fell.

Snow showers are expected to continue throughout trendy and again tonight, with accumulations of up to 25cms expected by Thursday.

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Status Orange warnings are also in place for Wexford, Cork and Waterford, where heavy snow showers are also expected. Accumulations of up to 8cms have been predicted.

 

Ireland has been on high alert all week as it braced itself for Storm Emma.

The weather system originated in the Mediterranean and is making its way northwards towards the emerald isle.

With the extreme weather sure to bring transport chaos, widespread school closures and supermarket shortages.

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