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05
February
2018

Severe Weather Alert - Tipperary

Severe Weather Alert - Tipperary

Road Safety Alert –Yellow Weather Warning for Snow5 February 2018: The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising all road users to take extra care when using the roads today and for much of Tuesday as Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning for snow.A yellow weather warning is in place for snow which may result in accumulations of up to 3cm, leading to hazardous conditions on roads and footpaths for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, East Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.The RSA is asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.The RSA has the following advice for road users, when driving in icy and snowy conditions:• Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer. Do not use hot water on the windscreen as it can crack the glass.• Watch out for "black ice." If the road looks polished or glossy it could be, black ice” one of winter's worst hazards: Black Ice is difficult to see! It is nearly transparent ice that often looks like a harmless puddle or is overlooked entirely. It can occur especially in sheltered / shaded areas on roads, under trees and adjacent to high walls.• Remove all snow from your vehicle before commencing your journey. Snow left on the roof will become loose and can drop onto the windscreen during braking, thereby causing sudden and severe restriction to your vision. It can also fall off during your drive and cause injury to pedestrians or a reflex action by another driver.• In snow and icy conditions slow down, use all controls delicately and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front. Avoid over steering and harsh braking and harsh acceleration. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Select a low gear when travelling downhill especially if through bends.• Do not drive on the tail-lights of the vehicle in front (Target Fixing). This can give a false sense of security and you will be too close to be able to brake safely. In heavy fog, turn off your radio and let down your driver’s window a fraction, so as you can hear other traffic.• Use dipped headlights at all times to ensure you are seen by other motorists.• Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra space.Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to:• Be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.• Walk on a footpath, not in the street. Walk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpaths.•DO NOT underestimate the danger of ice. Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure, typically outside their front door, on the door step, on the path or while getting out of the car. It is possible that a thin sheet of transparent ice or “Black Ice” is covering your pathway putting you at risk. When you approach a footpath or roadway that appears to be covered with ice, always use extreme caution.For advice on severe weather driving tips, please see severe weather advice on the RSA website or check out the RSA Facebook and Twitter pages.See advice on driving in ice or snow in our series of severe weather warning videos created in collaboration with Teresa Mannion.For more weather updates visit Met Eireann’s website www.met.ie

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Original SMS Content: Status Yellow Weather Warning for Tipperary - please see www.tipperarycoco.ie for further details

Author; Tipperary County Council Categories: Road Closures & Disruptions, Tipperary County Council

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