Status red warning for Limerick is lifted but status orange warning is now in place

David Hurley

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Status red warning for Limerick is lifted but status orange warning is now in place

Snowy scenes in Caherdavin this Friday | PICTURE: Adrian Butler

MET Éireann has lifted the status red weather warning which was issued on Wednesday night ahead of the arrival of Storm Emma and the Beast for the East.

However, with further heavy snowfall expected across this Friday evening, a status orange weather alert has been issued for a number of counties including Limerick.

While, the ‘stay at home’ warning which was issued by the government earlier this week is no longer in place, people are being urged to stay off the roads and to only make necessary journeys.

Some public transport services are expected to resume services on Saturday morning while Shannon Airport is due to re-open at 5am.

Larger retailers which had been closed are also expected to re-open later this Friday evening or over the weekend.

A status red weather warning remains in place for a number of counties on the east coast while a status yellow warning is place for a number of counties in the north west.