July 31, 2021

WATCH: Roads and schools closed in Wicklow as the Big Freeze begins to bite

Driving conditions around Wicklow are deteriorating rapidly and emergency services have already closed a number of roads due to the wintery conditions.

Heavy snow has been falling on Wicklow’s higher ground over the last hour and Wicklow County Council have made the decision to shut parts of the R115 and R759.

Both the Old Military Road and the approach to Sally Gap from Roundwood are closed due to what the AA describes as “wintry conditions.”

Conditions are said to be treacherous on parts of the N81 between Baltinglass and Blessington and motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution.

Reports  say that the following National Schools are closing early due to heavy snowfall in the following areas:

  • Ballycoog
  • Avoca
  • Kilcommon NS,Tinahealy
  • Tynock NS, Kiltegan
  • Tinanhaly NS
  • Avondale Community College also reported to be closing early at 12.30.
  • Colaiste Bhride, Carnew closing early.

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