Severe Weather Update – Tuesday 27th February, 12 noon

#BeastFromTheEast #StormEmma

PREPARATIONS
The Council’s Roads Department is making preparations to deal with the forecasted severe weather event which includes stocking up on our gritting salt, ensuring that our gritters and snow ploughs are fully serviceable and available, distributing salt & grit to our roads depots across the County, rostering staff and putting arrangements in place in ensure that key staff can get to work.

GRITTING
Our priority will be maintain the P1 & P2 gritting routes clear insofar as possible – these routes comprise of circa 500 kms of national, regional and urban roads across City and County. Maps of the routes are available on the Council’s website.

We will also be deploying crews from across the workforce to deal with localised access issues, to assist with the clearance of snow and ice from urban footpaths etc.

ADVISORIES
Waterford remains at “Status Yellow – Snow & Ice” warning.
A “Status Orange” weather alert exists for 6 counties in Leinster at present. Scattered snow showers are likely here later today (Tuesday) and Tuesday night will lead to accumulations of up to 3 cm in some parts by Wednesday morning. Widespread frost and icy conditions also.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Waterford Council’s Out-Of-Hours number is 0761 10 2020.
This is monitored 24 hours a day. For exceptional emergencies, or those not relating to Council activities, please call the National Emergency Services on 999 or 112.

 

 

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