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Weather Alert – 11th December 9.30am

Forecast: Severe frost this morning. Then a cold, bright day that will stay mainly dry. Highest temperatures of 3 or 4 degrees in cold northerly winds.

Mostly dry and clear tonight, with a widespread severe frost and temperatures falling to between -1 and -3 degrees. Winds turning more north-westerly in direction. A clear and frosty start to tomorrow. Cloud increasing through the morning with rain to spread eastwards across the province in the afternoon/evening. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in moderate southwest winds.

Carlow County Council’s Severe Weather Response Group has met this morning at 8.30am to review the situation and make further plans regarding the current weather conditions. Members of An Garda Siochana and the HSE contributed to the meeting, along with County Council services, such as Roads, Water, Wastewater, Fire Service and Civil Defence.
Carlow County Council staff continue to monitor the situation throughout today and will continue operations in accordance with its Winter Maintenance Plan …..

http://www.carlow.ie/wp-content/documents/uploads/Winter%20Services%20Plan%202017-2018.pdf

Priority 1 and 2 routes were treated at 7.30pm yesterday evening and at 4am this morning. Given the low temperatures forecasted for tonight Priority 1 and 2 routes will again be treated. A further notice will issue in this regard.

For details on Priority 1 & 2 routes click on the following link …

https://tinyurl.com/h5agx8f

Queries regarding the M9 Motorway should be directed to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) at customerservice@tii.ie or to report specific incidents dial 0818 715 100.
Extreme caution is advised when travelling and all drivers are asked to slow down and drive in a manner appropriate to the conditions on the road, particularly on untreated roads.

Unnecessary and irresponsible journeys should be avoided.

Carlow County Council’s Out of Hours Service can be accessed at 059 9170300.