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CORK CITY COUNCIL COLD WEATHER ALERT

In light of the ongoing cold weather conditions Cork City Councils urges all citizens to observe the following advice in coping with the  prevailing conditions:

 Preparations for cold weather

General Advice:

  • Listen to local radio. Check Weather Forecasts http://www.met.ie
  • Be careful when walking or driving in cold conditions — it may have turned to ice.
  • Check on vulnerable neighbours. Wear good footwear to avoid slips ,trips and falls

Driving  

  • listen to local radio for prevailing road conditions and check www.transport.ie
  • Avoid travelling in hazardous conditions. Stay off mountain roads
  • If you have to make a journey when snow is forecast ,try to wait until the roads have been gritted before travelling. Drivers should adjust speed to suit the weather conditions. Black ice poses a particular hazard as it may not be visible to motorists and pedestrians.
  • Allow extra time and drive with caution. Let someone know your route and when you expect to arrive.

To avoid Frozen Pipes 

  • Wrap a towel around an outside tap. Leave a light on in the attic.
  • Open Attic trap door to allow heat in. Leave heating on longer than normal.
  • Place a piece of insulation e.g. carpet/matting over your external stopcock.

Cork City Council commenced its salting programme on frozen roads on Saturday evening/ Sunday morning and again on Sunday evening/ Monday morning.

Further updates will be issued as the need arises

For further advice/information please use the following links: http://www.met.ie/  and for travel see www.transport.ie

 

 

 

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