Commuter Chaos: Motorways at a standstill in Laois Kildare and Dublin as STATUS RED in five counties

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

Commuter Chaos: Motorways at a standstill in Laois Kildare and Dublin as STATUS RED in five counties

Image by Carlow Weather on Twitter

Laois commuters and commuters from all over the country are facing travel chaos this morning as the M7 and M9 were at a standstill as early as 07:00am.

Accumulations of snow have left driving conditions treacherous and Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow, Meath and Louth were updated to a Status Red weather warning this morning.

Met Eireann has issued a STATUS RED weather warning #BeastFromeTheEast.

It has been reported that the M9 is at a standstill at the Athy exit.

It is understood traffic is backed up on the M7 as far as Newbridge. 

One Mountmellick commuter who left at 06:10am got as far as Emo before deciding to turn back because driving conditions were too dangerous.

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Many public transport services has stopped running including the Luas and schools across counties in Leinster are announcing closures.