Gardai are dealing with a crash on the Stradbally to Ballyroan Road this morning as roads are treacherous after overnight snowfall and ice.
Black ice remains on many roads making driving extremely dangerous.
Driving conditions are very poor on the N80 Stradbally/Portlaoise Road and there are heavy delays heading into Portlaoise
as a result.
#LAOIS Crash Stradbally/Ballyroan Rd (R427) where there is ice on the road. Nearby, conditions also poor on N80 Stradbally/Portlaoise Rd, there are heavy delays heading into Portlaoise. https://t.co/PSzIBsvOzE— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) January 19, 2018
Stradbally Road to ballyroan still blocked. pic.twitter.com/mtWequlPUd— Decco wong (@WongDecco) January 19, 2018
Traffic on the Mountmellick road in Portlaoise was backed up as far as Fairgreen in the morning rush hour.
Met Eireann issued a status yellow snow and ice warning to all of Ireland yesterday which is valid until 12pm this afternoon.
Scattered snow showers have accumulated leaving roads and paths dangerous.
A layer of snow covers Portlaoise this morning with the last snow shower at around 8am.
Snow showers are expected to continue until lunchtime.
Temperatures in Laois will reach a maximum of 4 degrees today.
Let us know the weather and road conditions where you are.
I woke up to a beautiful, white, winter's morning today here in Portlaoise.
Cold this morning with frost and ice. Brisk westerlies, with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers through the day, most frequent over Ulster and Connacht, with the risk of thunder. Top temperatures of only 3 to 6 degrees. pic.twitter.com/IpWG3LMzqd— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 19, 2018
I woke up to a beautiful, white, winter's morning today here in Portlaoise. pic.twitter.com/aHsmBb5EzE— Blue Line Books (@BlueLineBooks) January 19, 2018