Lidl have informed the Offaly Express that they are to close all of their stores in Leinster and Munster from 3pm on Thursday in anticipation of Storm Emma and a Status Red weather warning in both counties.
"We have made the decision to close all stores in Leinster and Munster from 3pm tomorrow Thursday March 1st until 1pm on Friday March 2nd."
"Upon reopening, we ask customers for patience with our store teams who will have just resumed normal operations."
"We are continuing to assess and monitor the situation as it happens. As always the health and safety of all colleagues and customers remains an absolute priority," a Lidl spokesperson said.
"Decisions may be taken at individual store level to extend this closure period depending on localised weather conditions," they added.