Boyle escapes the worst of the snow

It would seem Boyle and surrounding area escaped the worst of Storm Emma and the predicted heavy snow.

There was no major change overnight from the situation that existed Friday with snow falling but in small quantities and with an increase in wind speed but no storm.

Met Eireann say this morning (Friday) that Roscommon has been downgraded from Status Red to Status Orange and that will remain in place until 9am Saturday.

The warning is for “scattered heavy snow showers and icy conditions on Friday”.


No buses or trains will operate today and Ireland West Airport, like the three other main airports in the country, will remain closed on Friday.

7am: AA Roadwatch are reporting that the N4 is impassable between Longford and Mullingar.(Since changed to passable with care)

“Gardaí in Roscommon Town report very snowy conditions around the town and it’s quite slippery around Boyle.”

“Snow and ice resulting in poor conditions on secondary roads around around Carrick-On-Shannon.”

Reports of drifting on N61 at Four Mile House.

N4 between Boyle and Carrick on Shannon is reported to be in a “good condition”.

Here is the latest Met Eireann Forecast:

Snowfall will continue today across Munster, Leinster and parts of Connacht in strong easterly winds; scattered snow showers in the northwest of the country. Remaining cold with highest temperatures of -1 to 2 degrees.

The snow will continue overnight but it will become lighter and the northeasterly winds will ease back. Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 degrees with sharp frost in many places.

Snow showers on Saturday will gradually turn back to rain or sleet through the day as temperatures improve slightly; highs of 2 to 5 degrees. Easterly winds will continue to decrease but will still remain gusty.





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