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  • Area: Cork
  • Date: 02/03/2018
  • Time: 9:01am
  • Subject: SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE March 2nd, 2018 - 8.45

SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE March 2nd, 2018 - 8.45 Cork City Council's Crisis Management Team has reconvened this morning and is monitoring on-going poor weather conditions. The City Council Emergency Services remained in position overnight to respond to emergency situations. No serious incidents were reported overnight. Snow is continuing to fall and conditions locally are very poor, with treacherous driving conditions. Because of these local conditions, Cork City Council is advising the public to avoid making unnecessary journeys. If there is a need to make an essential journey, people are asked to exercise extreme caution. City council salt and gritting crews are working this morning to treat priority roads and snow ploughs have been deployed to assist with the road treatment operations. High tide passed this morning without serious incident. The City Council advises that the risk of tidal flooding in low-lying areas of the city will be greatest on Saturday morning (high tide at 06.30). In this regard weather and atmospheric conditions will remain under review and a further update will issue later today.