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  • Area: Cork
  • Date: 03/03/2018
  • Time: 6:52pm
  • Subject: Cork City Council Press Release Severe Weather

Cork City Council Press Release Severe Weather Update - 03/03/2018 18.00 hrs Following a review it has been identified that the risk from the recent Severe Weather event has been substantially lessened. While the recovery work continues the requirement for Local Co-Ordination has now diminished. It has been decided by the Local Co-Ordination Group that the Cork City Local Co-Ordination Centre has stood down at 18.00 hrs and standard out of hours emergency procedures have come into force. As part of this process Cork City Council's emergency number 1800 28 30 34 is no longer in use. Members of the public who need to contact Cork City Council outside of office hours, are advised to ring (021) 4966512. Met Eireann released a Status Orange Snow-ice Warning for Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan advising that widespread lying snow and ice continue to lead to hazardous conditions. This weather warning is valid from Saturday 03 March 16.00hrs to Sunday 04 March 12.00hrs. The public are advised to continue to exercise high levels of caution for their own safety in the accumulated snow and icy conditions and to be aware that dangers of melting snow and ice falling from rooftops pose further difficulties for pedestrians. Housing Directorate Crews are on the ground addressing plumbing and heating issues in City Council properties and will continue to do so for the remainder of today and tomorrow. Roads Directorate maintenance crews are also working today and will continue tomorrow also.Paul Street Car Park has re-opened. The North Main Street Car Park will re-open once localised water damage has been fully addressed. It is expected that it will become operational during Monday (further updates will follow on corkparking.ie). The Park and Ride will re-open as normal on Monday. Irish Water and Cork City Council continue to request the public: • Not to leave taps running • Not to unnecessarily waste water and • To check vacant properties for water leaks and to address any leaks occurring. The City Council wishes to formally put on record its thanks to the Principle Response Agencies (An Garda Siochana and HSE), Voluntary Emergency Services, Defence Forces, and the various stakeholders who assisted in the co-ordination of the Emergency Management of this Severe Weather Event. The City Council particularly wishes to thank the public for their patience, assistance and forbearance during the event. In conclusion the public are advised to continue to exercise high levels of caution for their own safety. STAY SAFE ENDS