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WATCH: Crowds flock to the Colosseum in Rome after heavy snowfall

Hundreds gathered to the famous Italian landmark after heavy snow fall.

The army was deployed to clear streets in the capital after the snowfall paralysed Rome with just a few inches of snow.

Met Eireann has upgraded its weather warning for seven counties as the country prepares for a Siberian weather front set to send temperatures plummeting and bring frost, snow and icy conditions.

A Status Orange warning has been issued for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Wicklow and Meath.


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