Laois has experienced much heavier snow than expected. Up to 10 inches of snow is reported to have fallen in parts of the County.
We have been salting and ploughing since 3am and have focused on Priority 1 routes including N77, N78, N80, R445 Portlaoise to Portarlington and the old N7 & N8 through the County, salting and ploughing operations are continuing.
Laois Co Co recommends that extreme caution be exercised when travelling in these extremely hazardous conditions.
We would ask the public to check https://www.winterready.ie/en for advice on how to deal with potential adverse weather conditions.
Please check on the elderly and isolated neighbours and friends and ensure they have adequate stocks of food and fuel.