Ireland: No Let-up expected in Arctic weather conditions in Ireland

IrishTimes GENEVIEVE CARBERY and STEVEN CARROLL

THE ARCTIC conditions which caused severe disruptions to air and road transport yesterday are to continue for the foreseeable future.

Following a severe snow shower in the capital yesterday afternoon almost 100 flights in and out of Dublin airport and all Dublin Bus services were cancelled. City centre traffic also came to a standstill for a number of hours.

Hundreds of schools will not reopen after the Christmas break this morning as dangerous road conditions are expected following a severe overnight freeze.

Opposition parties yesterday called on the Government to declare a “national weather emergency” as local authorities struggled to grit the main routes around the State.

Met Éireann said a daytime thaw was very unlikely over the next week.

“There is no sign of thaw or any return to mild weather. It’s going to stay exceptionally cold,” Vincent O’Shea of Met Éireann said yesterday.

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