It's safe to leave the house! Advice to stay indoors during Storm Emma officially withdrawn
Advice to stay indoors during Storm Emma has officially been withdrawn.
The National Emergency Coordination Group said this morning that the worst of the blizzard conditions had passed and that it was now safe to venture outdoors.
However, they added a status red warning is still in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway until 6pm.
“The blizzard conditions have passed and the public safety advice to shelter indoors is withdrawn.
“Conditions are and will remain very difficult and the public are advised continue to exercise high levels of caution for their own safety in the extreme cold, accumulated snow and icy conditions underfoot.
“There are variations in storm impact across the country and people need to take account of circumstances locally before deciding to venture outdoors or undertake journeys.
“In particular, it will take some time to get roads open again and people should listen for local updates on road conditions.”
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy advises those going outside to do so with "extreme caution."
UPDATE: Blizzard conditions have now passed and the public saftey advice to stay indoors is now withdrawn.
If venturing outdoors people should still exercise EXTREME CAUTION - pay attention to conditions in your local area.
— Eoghan Murphy (@MurphyEoghan) March 2, 2018
This comes after over 20,000 homes and businesses were left without power this morning.
North Dublin was the worst affected area.