There could be up to 'one metre of snow' in parts of Ireland tonight
Storm Emma has taken hold and if you listened to the earlier government warning, you're safe indoors at this moment.
Although there were questions over how bad the storm would actually be, it has proved just as bad as expected with the current weather posing a threat of "risk to life".
Speaking on RTÉ's Six One news this evening, Evelyn Cusack, said there could be exceptionally high amounts of snow in eastern parts of Wicklow and southern Dublin overnight, potentially up to one metre.
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 1, 2018
The Deputy Head of Forecasting for RTÉ said that today could be meteorologically termed as an ice day because the temperature didn't rise above freezing in any part of Ireland.
There's also a risk of flooding in the greater Dublin area which will be monitored continuously by the national forecaster.
Most transport services have been cancelled until Saturday, Ryanair and Aer Lingus flights have been cancelled until Saturday, and there are a number of ESB outages.
Emergency services continue to work tonight and their efforts have been praised by people recognising the important and dangerous work they do.
#StormWatch ?❄Risk to life if out after 4pm with sub zero temperatures & blizzards = treacherous driving conditions. Please do take heed & be safe people! Please don't risk your life/life of others/members of emergency services. #beastfromtheast MEETS #stormemma #irishweather https://t.co/n5TgvUgL2k
— Gail O'Connor ☘ (@DublinGail) March 1, 2018
Glad to be home after visits to Cork Prison, 2 nursing homes & home visits to 3 elderly patients living alone earlier today.
— Nick Flynn (@drnickgp) March 1, 2018
Go home now, keep warm and keep safe and look out for friends, neighbours and family. #StormEmma Respect to all our emergency services but give them as little to do as possible !!!
— Conor McGrane (@ConorTMcGrane) March 1, 2018
Can we all just give a massive Thank You for all people working in hospitals, nursing homes and emergency services etc through this mad weather. Absolutely amazing people working today.
#BeastFromTheEast #Snowmageddon #stormemma
— Georgia Tracey (@GeorgiaTraceyy) March 1, 2018
Spare a thought for the emergency services in this extreme weather, my brother has been advised to pack an overnight bag in case he can't make it home but there's no question that they'll all make it to work. #StormEmma #BeastFromTheEast #EmergencyServices
— Clare McDougall (@mymoneycottage) March 1, 2018