There is a whiteout in Portlaoise this morning as the beast from east dumps more snow on the five to 10 cms that fell over night.
Laois remains under a Status Orange warning but a Status Red weather warning has been extended to other parts of Leinster.
Snow showers will continue today, most frequent over the east of the country & on south coasts with further accumulations. Further west snow showers will be more isolated. It will be a cold day with daytime temperatures remaining around freezing in fresh & gusty easterly winds. pic.twitter.com/tCotKduUFf— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 28, 2018
Many schools and businesses are closed in Laois.
The Laois emergency response team made up of Laois County Council, Gardaí, HSE and other groups.
Watch video of Main Street Portlaoise.
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