'More snow on its way': Deadly storm paralyses Europe

Sunday, 04 Mar, 2018

24,000 HOMES ARE without power due to Storm Emma - with most not due to have their power return until tonight.

All schools in the country were shut and people were urged not to drive.

Transport across the United Kingdom has come to a standstill as a result of the snow with roads, railways and airports all being affected for the third day in a row, the BBC reported earlier today. "This is an extraordinary weather event by any measure". The system of colour-coded warnings was introduced by the weather body in 2011 and the highest level, red, has only been used three times since then.

The warning reads: "Snow showers are expected to continue over parts of northern Britain, bringing further accumulations of snow and a risk of icy stretches".

Darts will recommence but may not be able to travel south of Dublin city during high tides due to flooding.

Cloudy with further snow for most of the British isles.

The situation at Bus Eireann is described as "fluid".

Over 1,250 flights have been cancelled, the military has been called in to assist stranded motorists, and at least 10 people have been killed by the weather.

The UL Hospitals Group has cancelled all non-emergency appointments until Monday too and have been in touch with any effected patients.

ScotRail said train lines will need to be tested on Friday morning to check if they are safe, which means there will not be any services in the worst affected areas during the morning peak.

Aer Lingus and Ryanair will not have any flights from Dublin until Saturday morning.

Aviation officials warned that departures will be dependent on weather conditions in arrival destinations.

Weather warnings are also still in place across much of central and southern Europe, with red warnings for extreme low temperatures or snow and ice issued in Hungary and Serbia, according to Meteoalarm. It said that the heavy snow showers were expected to linger today before turning into showery rain tomorrow.

The weather's all we can talk about in the United Kingdom at the moment, and while the worst of the storm is over, Storm Emma won't be releasing its grip on Britain yet.