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Cork City Council adverse weather update and advice Monday December 6th 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 is carrying out full salting/gritting runs on defined 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 being treated, especially in the city centre in areas of greatest pedestrian movement. Crews are also responding to reports of ice at specific locations.

Salt supplies are adequate but must be carefully managed to ensure we can continue to deal with priority routes however long the cold weather continues. The NRA is working closely with local authorities to ensure this.

In spite of the challenging weather conditions however Cork City Council wishes to advise that the city is fully open for business and in particular is accessible for the forthcoming December 8th , a holiday which traditionally sees large numbers of people travelling into the city for what is one of the busiest shopping days in the run-up to Christmas.

The award- winning Christmas Celebration on the Grand Parade saw large crowds over the weekend and remains open every weekend until Christmas.

The Council’s Crisis Management Team will continue to meet to manage the Council’s ongoing response and 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 contains advice to the general public and will be updated further should conditions deteriorate over the weekend. The public are also advised to consult and for weather and transport updates.

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