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24 May 2022

Laois has experienced 'up to 10 inches of snow' overnight says Council official #BeastFromTheEast

Laois has experienced 'up to 10 inches of snow' says council official #BeastFromTheEast

This picture was taken in Stradbally by Richard Dunne and shows the snow that accumulated in Laois overnight

A Director of Services at Laois County Council has said that Laois experience 'much heavier snow than expected'.

Kieran Kehoe issued a statement at 7.30am on Wednesday morning outlining the work Laois County Council has done.

"Up to 10 inches of snow is reported to have fallen in parts of the County.

"We have been salting and ploughing since 3am and have focussed on Priority 1 routes including N77, N78, N80, R445 Portlaoise to Portarlington and the old N7 and N8 through the County, salting and ploughing operations are continuing.

Met Eireann has issued a STATUS RED weather warning #BeastFromeTheEast

"Laois County Council recommends that extreme caution be exercised when travelling in these extremely hazardous conditions.

"We would ask the public to check https://www.winterready.ie/en for advice on how to deal with potential adverse weather conditions.

"Please check on the elderly and isolated neighbours and friends and ensure they have adequate stocks of food and fuel," he said.

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