Offaly County Council will start clearing more roads 'at first light tomorrow morning'

This evening and tonight the advice remains 'not to travel unless in a medical emergency'

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Offaly County Council will start clearing more roads 'at first light tomorrow morning'

Offaly County Council will commence operations on Priority 2 and Priority 3 roads in the county which are currently impassable at first light tomorrow morning.

In a statement this evening, the council said its focus today has been on the ploughing of the Priority 1 routes.

The council's statement says, "We have made very good progress this afternoon in that most of the Priority 1 network is ploughed. Again to reiterate whilst these routes may be passable, they are only passable with extreme caution and with temperatures set to plummet and more snow forecast overnight, this can change at very short notice. Advice remains not to travel unless in a medical emergency."

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Details of routes being treated can be viewed by clicking here

At first light tomorrow morning, the council will be commencing operations on the Priority 2 and Priority 3 network which are currently impassable.

Communities along these routes have aided the council's efforts considerably due to their snow clearing efforts today and the council have thanked them for their efforts.

The Defence Forces will be assisting the council's efforts tomorrow in towns to clear snow from footpaths.

For those concerned about the effects of a potential thaw please take a look at www.winterready.ie for preventative tips