WEATHER WARNING

LATEST Storm Emma Status Red snow ice weather warning still in place for Laois, Kildare, Dublin, Offaly

Met Éireann public about dangers storm despite removal of blizzard warning

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Snow on Thursday in Mountmellick. Pic Denis Byrne

Met Éireann has warned that the a Status Red weather warning remains in place for Laois, Kildare, Dublin and many other parts of the country with Storm Emma pushing more snow barreling into Ireland which remains in the grip of the beast.

Record amounts of snow have fallen in the past 24 hours and the latest radar picture confirms that more snow is coming.

The forecaster lifted its nationwide red alert at around 6am on Friday but more than half of the country is still subject to a warning.

It says Friday continue very cold with scattered outbreaks of sleet & snow. The snow will be heavy & persistent across the South & East. Further accumulations will occur.

The new Status Red Snow-Ice Warning is for Munster, Leinster and Galway. Snowfall will continue today across Munster, Leinster and Galway in strong easterly winds. The warning is valid until 6pm Friday, March 2.

A Status Orange Snow-ice Warning is in place for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. It is also valid until 6am.

Forecast below tweets.