WATCH: RTE News hears Tullamore has shut down as it braces for worst of Storm Emma

A Status Red warning is in effect until Friday afternoon

RTE Midlands Correspondent Ciaran Mulloolly has been reporting from Tullamore this Thursday, and has reported that the town has now gone into complete shutdown. 

He reported the deteriorating road conditions in the county as people travelled to town for provisions on Thursday morning. The wind is not picking up and snow is falling across Offaly this evening. 

Most shops and services has closed town in Tullamore and Offaly generally for today and tomorrow. The government has warned people to be indoors from 4pm on Thursday until Friday afternoon. 

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