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Cork City Council adverse weather update and advice Friday December 17th 2010

As temperatures are predicted to fall over the coming weekend, 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 will 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 will also be treated, especially in the city centre in areas of greatest pedestrian movement. Crews will also respond to reports of ice at specific locations.

Additionally, Cork City Council is making grit available to members of the public. 

Details are as follows:-

Times:                           Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December 10am – 4.00pm;

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

                                   South: Roads South Depot at Ravenscourt, Skehard Road.

Members of the public are requested to bring their own bags/containers. Bags/containers  are to be self filled but shovels will be available at the depots. People are reminded to exercise due care during the operation.

The National Roads Authority is working closely with local authorities to ensure that there are adequate salt supplies. Local authorities are carefully managing supplies to ensure that priority routes can continue to be treated for as long as freezing temperatures continue.

The Council’s Crisis Management Team met this afternoon  to manage the Council’s ongoing response to the severe weather.  In spite of the challenging weather conditions Cork City Council wishes to advise that the city is fully open for business and in particular is accessible for the final shopping weekend before Christmas with large numbers of people travelling into the city.

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 and www.rsa.ie for weather and transport updates. 

For a list of Cork City Council salting and gritting routes please click on the link below:

Cold Weather Salting Routes Dec 2010

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