The Beast from the East is finally here, prompting Met Eireann to enforce a Red Weather Alert, the highest possible.
The warning has been issued for Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Wicklow, and Meath.
A Red Alert implies impending danger to life and/or properties, so citizens are advised to do everything the can to protect themselves.
Heavy snowfall overnight has led to accumulations across most of the country. Blizzard-like conditions are likely to compound the problem.
Adverse weather conditions have disrupted travel nationwide, and prompted school closures across many localities.