Laois roads remain impassable by car says Gardaí

Lynda Kiernan


Lynda Kiernan


Snow warning

Snow Warning

The gritters are back out in Laois, but the roads are still impassable by car this morning, Friday March 2, as snow and strong winds continue to blast the county.

A car is understood to be blocking the Mountmellick to Tullamore road.

Laois Gardaí have issued a roads update, with many roads closed.

"Mountmellick to Tullamore is impassable, Portlaoise to Mountmellick is treacherous," a Garda Spokesperson said.

"All primary roads have been treated but drifting is making the roads impassable by car.

"Athy to Stradbally road is closed, also the Portlaoise to Timahoe Road," the Gardaí said.

 Laois County Council has seven machines including gritters and snow ploughs back in action this morning. They are focusing on main Priority 1 roads. 

In Offaly, one fireman showed the depth of snow...

AA Roadwatch have warned drivers not to attempt the roads yet.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has also urged motorists not to drive.