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...
Michael McEvoy from the County Offaly Fire & Rescue services pictured in 3 feet of snow in the N52 at Durrow this morning . This road links Tullamore to the N6 Dublin to Galway motorway pic.twitter.com/qRbNSNENfm— Ciaran Mullooly (@ciaranmullooly) March 2, 2018
AA Roadwatch have warned drivers not to attempt the roads yet.
⚠ Just because you can go outside doesn't mean you can take to the roads. There is still a red warning in place; do not travel. These photos were taken today in Kildare, one of the worst affected counties. We've more details on affected areas here: https://t.co/PSzIBsvOzE ❄️ pic.twitter.com/vCD2AqK5WS— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 2, 2018
Transport Infrastructure Ireland has also urged motorists not to drive.
The advice notice to remain indoors has been lifted but the Met Eireann red warning for Munster, Leinster and Galway for snow and ice remains in place until 6pm this evening. Please refrain from making journeys unless they are absolutely necessary.https://t.co/zIkcnVOI6V— TII Traffic (@TIITraffic) March 2, 2018