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  • Area: Cork
  • Date: 02/03/2018
  • Time: 5:46pm
  • Subject: SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE - March 2nd 2018 - 17.15

Cork City Council wishes to advise the public that cold and icy conditions will continue across the region tonight and into tomorrow morning. The City Council is advising members of the public that a Met Eireann Status Orange Weather Warning has issued for a large part of the South of Ireland, including Cork. Snowfall is set to continue into tonight and into tomorrow morning. This Warning is valid from Friday 02 March 2018 16:00 to Saturday 03 March 2018 09:00. The City Council is warning that for the remainder of today, footpaths will remain treacherous across the entire City and pedestrians are warned to travel with extreme care. During tomorrow morning, snow will turn to sleet and thereafter to rain. Pedestrians are also being warned of the dangers of melting ice falling from rooftops. An Garda Síochana is continuing to advise that driving conditions remain treacherous across the region and Cork City Council is urging people to avoid travelling unless absolutely necessary. If there is a need to make an essential journey, people are asked to exercise extreme caution. Cork City Council's Emergency Services have been responding throughout the day to issues arising from the severe weather. Snow ploughs, and gritting / sanding crews have been treating the City's priority roads since 08.00 today, and our crews will continue treating roads throughout the night. The Council is logging all non-emergency service requests as it prioritises and responds to emergency requests. Non-emergency service requests will be dealt with by the Council when the period of severe weather comes to an end. Should assistance be required in the event of an emergency, the following are the relevant contact number: Cork City Council 1800 28 30 34 Irish Water 1850 27 82 78 No significant flooding issues are anticipated for Saturday morning. In view of latest weather forecasts, it is anticipated that normal City Council weekend services will begin operating tomorrow. A further update will issue later this evening.