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Doesn't John's Mall look beautiful earlier today?

Hearing the ESB has gone in areas in Birr??MT

Dublin Midlands Hospital Group Statement Dublin Midlands Hospital Group incorporates the Midland Regional Hospitals at Tullamore, Portlaoise A reminder that our Hospitals have cancelled electives and outpatient appointments for today, March 1st and tomorrow March 2nd. Hospitals will be in touch with patients to reschedule the appointments as soon as possible. Emergency services and all essential planned services for cancer, renal and antenatal care are continuing and staff have been presenting to work to care for patients despite the extraordinary conditions. The Hospital Group acknowledge the support of the Defence Forces and Civil Defence in assisting with emergency transportation of patients and staff when requested. We would encourage people to consider all options available to them for their healthcare needs and to protect the ED for those most seriously ill as delays can still be expected. Thanks to all the hospital staff who are staying overnight and to everyone making exceptional effort to get to work today to ensure the continuity of patient care. Keep up to date with @HSELive @Stjamesdublin on Twitter for all the latest regarding our services #weatherwarning #BeastFromTheEast #DMHG and on Facebook channels

Local business Romaquip manufactures and assembles spreaders in their Birr based factory and they sent us a photo of their spreaders, gritting and ploughing in Birr. earlier.

Some beautiful footage of Tullamore.

Stay safe out there Everyone today and tomorrow. MT

Update 12pm Thursday 1st March , 2018, Local Coordination Group Ploughing of Priority 1 roads in Tullamore, Birr and Edenderry towns will continue until 1pm today. At 1pm operations will cease due to the safety of staff driving in blizzard conditions. Ploughing, treating and clean up operations will resume once the Red Alert storm has passed. Members of the public should stay indoors during this time as blizzard conditions are expected. Medical emergencies are the only reason to travel. Please do not endanger your own life or those of the emergency services and abide by this national advice. Our main contact number for emergencies is 057 93 46800 and our out of hours/emergency number is 1890 750 750

Also, very heavy show in Tullamore and Birr areas means the roads are challenging in Offaly. Take care out there everyone. MT

The Gardai have advised the wind has picked up and is blowing snow across regional roads, leading to very poor visibility and bad driving conditions. They are urging people to take great care on regional roads and that pedestrians keep to the footpaths.

The Fancy Fountain in Rosemary Square in Roscrea is a frozen artwork tonight ❄️ Pic: Keegan


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