WEATHER WARNING

Gardaí urge people to be off roads in Leinster and Munster as #stormemma clashes with #beastfromtheeast #watch

Police also call on people to check in on elderly neighbours

Conor Ganly

Reporter:

Conor Ganly

GARDA SNOW BEASTFROMTHEEST STORMEMMA

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy, Roads Policing with some advice on the current weather conditions.

Gardaí have urged people in Laois, Dublin, Kildare, Offaly other Leinster and Munster counties to be off the roads by 4pm on Thursday as the Status Red Weather warning comes into force.

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy, Roads Policing, issued advice on the current weather conditions the like of which he says have not been seen in up to four decades. He said there would be 'zero visibility on the roads'.

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He also urged people to check in on their elderly and vulnerable neigbhours.

"If you're in Munster or Leinster be home by 4pm Thursday, and stay inside until 12pm Friday. And don't forget to check in on elderly and vulnerable neighbours in your area," he advises.

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Watch his full message in the tweet below.