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In light of the ongoing cold weather conditions Cork City Councils urges all citizens to observe the following advice in coping with the  prevailing conditions:

 Preparations for cold weather

General Advice:

  • Listen to local radio. Check Weather Forecasts
  • Be careful when walking or driving in cold conditions — it may have turned to ice.
  • Check on vulnerable neighbours. Wear good footwear to avoid slips ,trips and falls


  • listen to local radio for prevailing road conditions and check
  • Avoid travelling in hazardous conditions. Stay off mountain roads
  • If you have to make a journey when snow is forecast ,try to wait until the roads have been gritted before travelling. Drivers should adjust speed to suit the weather conditions. Black ice poses a particular hazard as it may not be visible to motorists and pedestrians.
  • Allow extra time and drive with caution. Let someone know your route and when you expect to arrive.

To avoid Frozen Pipes 

  • Wrap a towel around an outside tap. Leave a light on in the attic.
  • Open Attic trap door to allow heat in. Leave heating on longer than normal.
  • Place a piece of insulation e.g. carpet/matting over your external stopcock.

Cork City Council commenced its salting programme on frozen roads on Saturday evening/ Sunday morning and again on Sunday evening/ Monday morning.

Further updates will be issued as the need arises

For further advice/information please use the following links:  and for travel see




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