05
March
2018

Carlow Co Co Severe Weather Alert Update 5pm

Carlow Co Co Severe Weather Alert Update 5pm

Carlow County Council Severe Weather Alert Update Monday 5th March at 5.00 p.m.

Current Met Eireann Level Orange Snow and Ice Waring for Leinster is valid from Monday 5th March, 2018 10.00 a.m. to Tuesday 6th March, 2018 10.00 a.m.

Deep lying snow remaining in places.  A continuing potential for localised flooding due to the thaw.  

General Forecast as follows:

  • Cold tonight with a mix of cloud and clear spells and just isolated showers.  Temperatures down to minus 2 to plus 2 degrees and with light winds there will be mist, fog and frost.

  • Frost and fog will gradually clear on Tuesday morning to leave a predominantly cloudy and calm day with a scattering of showers.  Afternoon temperatures will range from 5 to 8 degrees again in near calm conditions.  

Carlow County Council recommenced snow clearance operations at first light today.  Operations concentrated in areas to the North East of the County around Hacketstown, the South of the County around Borris and to the West around Old Leighlin.  

The assistance of the public is requested to clear snow where it remains on roads and footpaths in housing estates.  

It has been confirmed by the Government that individuals in the community including those with heavy equipment can clear local roads once they do so with common sense and on a voluntary basis.

An issue has arisen at the Sion Cross Water Treatment Plant which has resulted in the need to close down the Plant.  This plant will continue to remain closed overnight.  

The demand on the Central Regional Water Supply Scheme at Raheenleigh, serving Myshall, Fenagh, Carrigduff, Kildavin, Clonegal and Ballon continues to exceed production.  Customers are requested to conserve water and not to have taps running and to check for any leaks.

Carlow County Council’s Inter-Agency Severe Weather Co-Ordination Group continue to monitor the situation and to co-ordinate the response to the weather event.  The Council Crisis Management Team, including a dedicated phone line 0599170302, will remain in place at the County Council Offices until further notice.

Updates will be published on our website http://www.carlow.ie , and Twitter and MapAlerter.

For more information and advice about being prepared for adverse weather conditions, visit our website http://www.carlow.ie and BE WINTER READYwww.winterready.ie

PHONE LINES:


Dedicated line for Severe Weather-related issues (excluding water service calls)

059 9170302


For Water related issues call 1890 278 278



DRIVING CONDITIONS:

Motorists are requested to exercise extreme caution in areas where snow and ice is still present and are advised that only essential journeys should be undertaken.

PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGES:

The public is requested to heed the requirements of the Orange Level Warnings and to be aware of the following key safety messages:


  • In some areas where roads have been cleared snow drifts remain on the road edges.  Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution from ice/snow falling back onto the road at these locations – particularly as the thaw sets in.

  • The public should assume all electricity lines to be live and report any fallen lines to ESB Networks.

  • Take care while out walking in snow and in particular to be aware of footpaths that were cleared may have frozen over.

  • Pedestrians need to be aware of overhead hazards when heading outside.  Fallen icicles and chunks of snow pose a serious risk.  Be aware of what is happening above you and stay clear from the edges of buildings.

  • Keep away from rivers where levels can rise rapidly as snow begins to melt.

  • Remember emergency services will take longer to respond to call outs due to the weather conditions.

  • Check in with elderly and vulnerable neighbours by phone.



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