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Cork City Council adverse weather update and advice Tuesday December 7th 2010

As the cold spell continues, 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 continuing to carry 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 and are being carefully managed to ensure that priority routes can continue to be treated for as long as freezing temperatures continue. The National Roads Authority is working closely with local authorities to ensure this.

As temperatures begin to rise, the City Council’s Water Department has been working over the past number of days in detecting and repairing bursts and leakages in the network. Householders are requested to check for and deal with domestic leaks and pipe breakages.

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 http://www.corkcity.ie contains advice to the general public and will be updated as the cold snap continues. The public are also advised to consult http://www.met.ie and http://www.transport.ie for weather and transport updates.

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