Further disruption being caused by the weather
Snowstorms shut most of Ireland and forced Britain to call in the army to help battle some of the worst weather seen for nearly 30 years.
After a blast of Siberian cold dubbed“the beast from the east”, southern Britain and Ireland were battered by Storm Emma that arrived from the south and blocked roads, grounded planes and stopped trains.
Overnight blizzards left snow drifts up to three feet (90 cm) deep across Ireland and Scotland. The storm knocked out Ireland’s entire public transport network, closing its airports and leaving roads“extremely dangerous,” the government said.
At the peak of the storm, over 100,000 homes and businesses were left without power. On Friday the Irish stock exchange was shut, as were all schools and most government offices as a status Red weather alert remained across most of Ireland.Published: by Radio NewsHub