PRESS RELEASE - SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE March 2nd, 2018 – 21.40 Cork City Council's Crisis Management Team is standing down overnight and will reconvene early tomorrow (Saturday) morning. Snow is continuing to fall across the region as the Met Eireann Status Orange weather warning continues in force until 09.00 hrs tomorrow. The City Council is warning that footpaths remain treacherous across the entire city, and that dangers of melting snow and ice falling from rooftops pose further difficulties for pedestrians. Driving conditions remain extremely poor. As the current severe weather conditions persist, people are being warned to avoid unnecessary travel, and where essential travel is required, to exercise extreme caution. Snow ploughs and gritting/sanding crews have been working throughout the day treating the city's priority roads. This work is continuing tonight. At this stage no significant flooding issues are predicted for high tide tomorrow morning (06.26 a.m.) Some minor pooling may occur in the usual low-lying city centre areas. Meteorological conditions will remain under review and further updates will issue tomorrow as required. The City Council is pleased to advise that it will begin the process of reinstating public services tomorrow (Saturday). The Council's public car-parks at Paul Street and North Main Street will be open tomorrow at 12.00 midday and the Park and Ride service at Kinsale Road will come back into service when the public bus system resumes. The following Cork City Council services / facilities will also resume at 12.00 midday: • Public Libraries • Public Museum • Public Parks, including Fitzgerald Park • Leisure world Swimming Pools at Churchfield and Bishopstown The public is advised that services will not be resuming tomorrow (Saturday) at the following locations: • Douglas Swimming Pool • Civic Amenity Site, Kinsale Road • Lifetime Lab The Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Fergal Dennehy has tonight repeated the appeal to the public to be mindful of the elderly and vulnerable in their communities, saying "Communities have responded terrifically to the demands of recent days. As the current crisis unwinds, I am asking people to look in on elderly and vulnerable neighbours to make sure that they are safe and well."