Significant snowfall has been reported in parts of Carlow and Kilkenny this morning.
A mix of sleet and snow has been falling for the last number of hours with areas on high ground worst affected.
Just one local school has contacted KCLR about closing – St Patrick’s in Clogh won’t be open today.
A yellow weather warning is in place until 11 o clock tonight.
Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather says some parts will be seeing more lying snow than others
“It certainly can have significant impacts in some areas with a mix of rain, sleet and snow and some heavy snow making for very treacherous conditions locally but it is very much variable from one location to another,” said Alan.
A new orange alert for snow and ice has now been issued for Carlow and Kilkenny.
It will take effect from 9 pm tonight and will be valid until 10 o clock tomorrow morning impacting most counties in this area.
Separately an orange alert for Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Clare, Longford, Louth, Meath, Westmeath, and all of the counties in Connacht comes into effect now until 10 tomorrow morning.