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UPDATED: The list of schools that are closed as the county remains covered in snow

A number of schools around the county are closed today because of the snow and ice, although more have announced that they are opening despite the poor weather conditions.

A weather warning is in place until 10am this morning – but “extreme caution” is advised on “treacherous roads”.

St Francis school in say that, due to the forecast weather and road conditions, it will close because of the school’s extensive catchment area.

Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix and both of Camross’ primary schools, Camross NS and Killanure NS, are also closed.

Colaiste Iosagáin in Portarlington tweeted to say: “See you all for school as normal tomorrow. Safe travelling on those roads. Mind yourselves.”

Portlaoise CBS also informed parents that they intend to open.

They said: “School will be open as usual tomorrow morning. Please take care on your journey.”

The Laois Weather Facebook page said that “lying snow and slush will freeze hard and present very difficult travelling conditions, especially where pavements are untreated.”

The schools that are definitely closed are:

Camross NS
Killenure NS
St Francis NS
Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix
Presentation School, Portarlington
Scoil Tighearnach Naofa, Cullohill
South School Abbeyleix
Heywood CS
St Fergal’s, Rathdowney
Clonaslee College
Rathdowney NS
Schoil Bhride Rathdowney
Ballylinan NS
Killadooley NS
Scoil Bhride NS, Clonaslee
St Fintan’s BNS, Mountrath
Scoil Bhride, Mountrath
Knock NS, Spink
Wolfhill NS

The schools that have announced that they are open:

Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington
Portlaoise CBS
Dunamase College/Colaiste Dhun Masc
Portlaoise College
Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise
Mountrath CS
Gaelscoil Phortlaoise
Tobar an Leinn, Raheen
St Joseph’s, Borris-in-Ossory

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