Polar pics: Snowy snapshots of farmers battling blizzards
Farmers across the country have been battling blizzard conditions as the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma clash over Irish skies.
Met Eireann last night extended its Status Red snow and ice alert – its highest level of warning – to the entire country, with the south and south-east expected to be worst impacted.
The weather warning will remain in place until 3:00pm tomorrow. Farmers and rural dwellers have been warned to remain indoors from 4:00pm today and to exercise extreme caution.Also Read: Temperatures to plummet to -10º in some areas
Farmers, agri businesses and service providers have taken to social media to illustrate their winter “whiteout” experiences on the ground over the past couple of days.
Due to road conditions, milk collection and feed delivery schedules may be disrupted in some areas today. Where possible, please keep access roads clear. Farm safely. pic.twitter.com/P8wKQBpssV
— Glanbia Connect (@GlanbiaConnect) February 28, 2018
Spring18 🙄 pic.twitter.com/3XdpaTZctZ
— Catherine (@Cow785) February 28, 2018
— Peter hynes🐄🇮🇪 #TeamHynes (@Peterhynes15) February 28, 2018
A hardy morning in Tipp ❄ pic.twitter.com/4XlU5ZDJC7
— The Tipperary Farmer 🐑 🐃 (@nbclancy) March 1, 2018
One of our firefighters literally gave us a dig out this morning with his tractor- it’s even the right colour. pic.twitter.com/z8fVJN1Ibq
— Laois Fire & Rescue (@LaoisFireRescue) February 28, 2018
Meanwhile, a selection of photos has been sent in depicting the countrywide coldsnap.
Got any photos of snowy scenes from around the country earlier today? Send them to AgriLand at: [email protected]