Cork City Council's Emergency Services continue to respond today to the severe weather conditions that have hit the region since early morning. An Garda SÃochana has advised the City Council that conditions across the region have become increasingly treacherous and that the public are advised to stay of the roads unless absolutely necessary. If there is a need to make an essential journey, people are asked to exercise extreme caution. Snow is continuing to fall and conditions locally will continue to remain very poor. The City Council is echoing the advice of an Garda SÃochana, in relation to driving conditions. Cork City Council is urging the public to avoid making unnecessary journeys and to stay indoors until severe weather conditions have improved. City Council salt and gritting crews are working throughout the day treating priority roads and snow ploughs have been deployed to assist with the road treatment operations. In this regard weather and atmospheric conditions will remain under review and a further update will issue later today. Cork City Council's Crisis Management Team will remain in place throughout the day and will monitoring on-going poor weather conditions. A further update will issue later today.