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STORM ELEANOR – Carlow County Council Update at 13.00 pm on 2nd January 2018.

Carlow County Council’s Severe Weather Response Group has met today Tuesday 2nd January 2018 due to the onset of Storm Eleanor. Members of the public, property owners and businesses are requested to plan for the severe weather expected later today. Loose items such as bins, unsecured hoarding and signage should be secured in advance of the stormy conditions. There is a likely high risk of fallen trees, branches and other debris due to high winds. If power lines are found to be down, the regular ESB warnings should be strictly adhered to.

Carlow County Council has assessed its level of preparedness and has made arrangements in readiness for the onset of Storm Eleanor today. Staff continue to be on alert and close monitoring of Met Eireann weather alerts is continuing today so that appropriate decision-making can take place. Further updates will be provided through local media and on the Council’s social media channels.

FORECAST:

The current weather alert from Met Eireann is LEVEL ORANGE

https://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp

OUT-OF-HOURS CALLS:

Outside of office hours, (At weekends and during weekdays before 9.15 am and after 5.00 pm) Emergency calls in relation to weather-related issues should be made to the normal Council number of 059 9170300 where instructions will guide people through to the Council’s Out-of-Hours call service.

DRIVING CONDITIONS:

Motorists are requested to take care on the roads and to drive in a manner appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions. All unnecessary journeys should be avoided during the storm.