Offaly County Council have warned that a red alert is still in place for Offaly until 6pm this evening. They have advised people to "stay off the roads.
"Roads throughout the county are impassable so we are still asking the public not to travel unless in a medical emergency," the council said.
Gardai reported a number of abandoned cars throughout the county.
The fire service have been busy this morning trying to get key staff to work in the hospital and have been met with extremely difficult conditions. There is 3ft snow drifts in places.
Updates to follow throughout the day and you can read them here at www.offalyexpress.ie.
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