'Stay indoors' warning lifted in Longford as blizzards pass

Worst is over


The snow covered road between Granard and Gowna on Wednesday

The 'Stay indoors' warning has been lifted this morning by the National Emergency Coordination Group.

It said the blizzard conditions have passed and the public safety advice to shelter indoors is withdrawn.

"Conditions are and will remain very difficult and the public are advised continue to exercise high levels of caution for their own safety in the extreme cold, accumulated snow and icy conditions underfoot,"it said.

"There are variations in storm impact across the country and people need to take account of circumstances locally before deciding to venture outdoors or undertake journeys. In particular, it will take some time to get roads open again and people should listen for local updates on road conditions."

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