Tuesday 22 January 2019

Status Red warning: School buses will not run in counties affected by weather alert

Laura Larkin and Catherine Devine

School buses will not run in five areas affected by a Status Red weather alert Bus Éireann have confirmed.

In a statement the company said:

"We wish to advise customers that School Transport Services in areas affected by the Status Red weather warning will not operate - Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Meath, Wicklow".

Met Éireann issued a Status Red weather alert following heavy overnight snow of up to 10cm and will remain in place until Thursday at noon.

Previously education sources indicated that most schools would likely close in the event of a Status Red warning but the decision remains with each individual school.

Individual schools in each of the counties affected will be communicating with parents.

A number of Dublin schools have already announced they will be remaining closed today.

Our Lady's Grove in Goatstown is closed.

St Dominic's College in Ballyfermot is also closed.

St Kevin's Primary School in Kilnamanagh is also closed.

University College Dublin (UCD) has announced it will close on Wednesday and Thursday.

Snow showers will continue to occur during today and again tonight with further accumulations.

Total snowfall up to midday Thursday may reach 25cm.

Keep safe and warm, but if you are out in Storm Emma we'd love to see your photos and videos. Send by email to contact@independent.ie or Whatsapp to 0871847169

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