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  • Area: Cork
  • Date: 03/03/2018
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Subject: SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE March 3rd, 2018 – 08.44

Cork City Council's Crisis Management Team reconvened earlier this morning. There was an improvement in weather conditions overnight and snowfall in the city has now ceased. There may be some snow showers throughout the morning. This morning's high tide passed without major incident, and some minor levels of water ponding occurred in low lying city-center areas. A Met Eireann Orange Weather Warning remains in place for Cork. The City Council is warning that there will be widespread treacherous surfaces due to ice and lying snow. Rain will begin to spread from the south today and this will start the melting process with potential flooding. Members of the public are being requested to continue to be conscious of the changing weather conditions today, and exercise a high level of caution caution when travelling. The water network is currently experiencing some difficulties due high demand and the ongoing occurrence of water leaks. Whilst these difficulties are being assessed, the City Council is requesting the public: • Not to leave taps running • To restrict water usage to essential purposes only, and • To check vacant properties for water leaks, and to address any leaks occurring ( Again, people are requested to exercise extreme caution if travelling) The situation will be kept under review and further updates will issue throughout the day. Normal City Council services / facilities will begin to return to normal levels today.