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Laois motorists urged to take care on the roads as snow continues to fall

Kilmurray in the snow - Photo: Sarah Gorey

Parts of Laois are covered in a blanket of snow this evening and it is making driving conditions very dangerous.

Met Eireann and AA Roadwatch are asking drivers to exercise extremely caution on the roads as they make their way home from work tonight.

Met Éireann earlier issued a status yellow warning for Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wicklow, Offaly and Tipperary, with heavy rain forecast.

But that rain turned to snow in the early part of the afternoon and it hasn’t stopped since.

There are accumulations of snow on higher ground across counties Laois, Carlow and Kildare

AA Roadwatch has said that snow is affecting part of the M7 between J15 Ballybrittas in Co Laois and J14 Monastrevin in Kildare.

There are also reports of spot flooding near the M7/M7 merge near Naas in Co Kildare.

Motorists are advised to slow down and allow space between the vehicle in front.

With temperatures set to drop below freezing tonight, conditions will remain tricky.

The snow is set to clear tomorrow.

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