Snow fell around Ireland yesterday, causing chaos for commuters as well as travellers at Dublin Airport.
Many passengers were forced to sleep on the floor overnight as flights were delayed and hundreds of people were affected.
Dublin Airport tweeted to say that it was ‘open and operational’ and advised people to check with their airlines before travelling.
Dublin Airport looking like a zombie apocalypse, bodies everywhere and people roaming around looking for sockets to charge their phones #Ryanair #nolongeracustomer #disgrace pic.twitter.com/oDisjazI2x
— SINEAD O'REILLY (@SINEADOREILLY13) March 4, 2019
They wrote, ‘Some airlines are experiencing delays to their flight schedules as a result of de-icing issues.
‘Passengers are advised to check with their airline for latest flight updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.’
This morning they added, ‘Dublin Airport is operating normally this morning. No weather related issues expected today. It’s always best to check latest flight information with your airline before coming to the airport.’
The de-icing of planes yesterday caused knock-on delays and some cancellations, with many passengers sharing their frustration on Twitter.
— Paul Cullen (@paulcullenit) March 3, 2019
Stuck in Dublin airport because you cant sort your flights out ! Get it sorted as you’ll have 1000’s of complaints tomorrow pic.twitter.com/OVDQmdBBwB
— Burchill (@ProSportsEd) March 3, 2019
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) March 4, 2019
I have stuck with you through thick and thin, but this time it is too much. This photo of carnage at Dublin Airport with literally hundreds of people queuing at 2 desks.!! This is you biggest base, what is going on…. pic.twitter.com/zWXlP0T6VN
— Grant Stirling (@GrantStirlingTC) March 4, 2019
People reportedly had to queue for hours to speak to an airline representative and were given little to no information on flight statuses.
The weather also led to treacherous driving conditions and Gardaí advised motorists ‘to take account of local conditions and reduce your speed accordingly.’