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  • Area: Cork
  • Date: 03/03/2018
  • Time: 12:37pm
  • Subject: SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE March 3rd, 2018 – 12.30

A Met Eireann Orange Weather Warning remains in place for Cork until 18.00. The City Council is continuing to warn of dangerous conditions due to icy surfaces and compacted snow and the public is urged to exercise caution when travelling today. Conditions are expected to continue to improve further as temperatures rise throughout the day and rain develops across the region. Meanwhile Council snowploughs and gritting/salting crews are continuing to treat priority routes and this will continue today as necessary. Irish Water is reporting that water supply under pressure in areas of Cork due to increased demand, and is urging customer to conserve water. In order to safeguard public water supply across the City Council is calling for responsible water usage and not to leave taps running. The owners of vacant properties are being urged to check for and to attend to water leaks. The improvement in temperatures and weather conditions will occur later than originally forecasted, and in the meantime, crews are working to clear public car parks at Paul Street and North Main Street in order to resume those services later today. The following Council Public Libraries are open: • Central Library • Hollyhill • Bishopstown • Ballyphehane • Douglas Blackpool and Mayfield branches will remain closed today due to weather/travel issues. Paul Street Car Park is now reopening. The reopening of North Main Street Car Park has been delayed due to underlying conditions. A further review will take place once conditions improve. Public Parks are re-opening across the city as local conditions permit. The latest meteorological information indicates that the threat of localised flooding in low-lying areas has passed for the high tides over the coming days. All calls made to our Emergency Helplines have been logged and will be dealt with on a prioritised basis over the coming days. City Council crews remain deployed to respond to any significant emergency situations arising.