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It’s time to rearrange your plans for the rest of the week.

The snow-ice warning for Munster and Leinster has been upgraded to Status Red.

Announcing the alert, Met Eireann reports that ‘blizzard-like conditions’ will develop in Munster tomorrow, with heavy snow and strong easterly winds on Thursday evening continuing on Thursday night.

Significant snow drifts are expected on Friday in many areas, which is likely to cause travel chaos and treacherous conditions for commuters.

The Status Red warning kicks in on Thursday, March 1st at 4pm until March 2nd at 12 noon.

Meanwhile, Cork Airport remains closed as staff attempt to remove snow from the runway.

Cork City Council is warning the public to “make appropriate arrangements with the prospect of deteriorating weather conditions for the remainder of the week” and to be mindful of elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

The Council is continuing to liaise with the emergency housing providers and accommodation has been made available to anyone who needs it over the period of severe weather.

Cork Simon Community has put emergency measures in place to protect the homeless, adding 20 extra beds to their Winter Night Shelter and keeping their Day Centre open 24 hours a day until at least Friday afternoon.

The Irish Water Contact number for any water issues (leaks, loss of water, dirty water, sewage issues etc.) is 1850 278 278.

 


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