Roads in Westmeath are reportedly ‘treacherous’ this morning due to huge snow drifts around the county.
Gardai and the council are warning people not to travel unless it’s absolutely essential.
Snow ploughs are trying to get mobilised, but staff having difficulties travelling from their homes.
The N4 Rathowen national primary route is particularly bad this morning but some of the main thoroughfares and motorways are passable.
Weather conditions remain poor with high winds and continuous snowfall.