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Cork City Council adverse weather update and advice Friday December 3 2010


Cork City Council’s Roads Maintenance division carried out full salting runs for the last six 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.

Currently all Roads Maintenance crews are undertaking salting and gritting operations on footpaths and roads throughout the city and are responding to reports of ice at specific locations.  These operations will continue throughout the day and it is anticipated at this time that there will another full salting run this evening. The City Council has sufficient supplies of salt and grit at present but is dependent on demand.

Additionally, in response to demands, the City Council is making salt/grit available to residents associations from this afternoon. The collection details are as follows:-


        Friday 2.30pm – 5.00 pm;

        Saturday 10am – 4.00pm;

        Sunday 10am – 4.00pm;


North: Knocknaheeny Avenue off Harbour View Road at ex-Housing Area Office depot.

South: Roads South Depot at Ravenscourt, Skehard Road

Loading Arrangements:

A limited number of sandbags are available at the depots but people are encouraged to bring their own bags/containers if possible. Bags to be self filled but shovels will be available at the depots. People are reminded to exercise due care during the operation.

Supplies are subject to availability of City Council salt stocks and of course continuing cold weather. Continuation of this arrangement will be reviewed on Monday.

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