ROADS UPDATE: National roads 'driveable with caution' in Laois say Gardaí

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ROADS UPDATE: Main roads 'driveable with caution' in Laois say Gardaí

Snow plough in Abbeyleix. Photo by Valerie Fawsitt

Saturday morning in Laois has seen little change in the levels of snow across the county.

However there is slight improvement on the road conditions, but only for national roads.

Laois Gardaí say there was not much extra snow up to 4.30am.

"We expect all National roads of the county will be drivable with caution," a spokesperson said.

This refers to roads such as the N80, N8 and N7.

They have issued the following update this morning at 10.30am.

"Poor driving conditions on N80 between Portlaoise and Tullamore. Light snow falling again now.

During last night, Gardaí drove the M7 Motorway through Laois to investigate its condition, and at that time, had the following to report.

"Snowing in Portlaoise for the last two hours. Driving conditions very poor, with heavy snow accumulation on the motorway".

The Gardaí said that the N80 between Portlaoise and Stradbally was similarly poor, with "a lot of snow on the roadway".

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