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Cork City Council adverse weather update and advice Thursday December 2 2010

 Cork City Council continues to work to ensure the safety of roads and footpaths for traffic and pedestrians in the city.

The Council’s Roads Maintenance division carried out full salting runs for the last four nights on defined salting routes which prioritise main traffic routes, bus routes and other areas such as those adjacent to hospitals, universities and schools. Footpaths and bridges are also salted, especially in the city centre in areas of greatest pedestrian movement. Crews are also responding to reports of ice at specific locations.

Cork City Council’s housing section have undertaken a programme to visit 900 elderly tenants (over 60 yrs of age) in local authority housing. Community wardens of the Council are liaising with local groups and agencies including the HSE and Community Gardaí to ensure that the needs of the elderly and vulnerable are addressed.  Cork City Council continues to be mindful of the needs of those others at particular risk of exposure to the elements at this time.

The City Manager Tim Lucey wishes to thank City Council staff who have been working since the weekend to ensure the city remained safe and accessible for work, shopping, leisure and travel in challenging circumstances at this important time of the year.

The Council’s Crisis Management Team will continue to meet over the weekend to manage the Council’s ongoing response. The Council again wishes to advise the general public of the basic precautionary measures that should be taken including no unnecessary travel etc..

The Council’s website www.corkcity.ie contains advice to the general public and will be updated further should conditions deteriorate over the weekend. The public are also advised to consult www.met.ie and www.transport.ie  for weather and transport updates.

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