Cork County Council issue upda...


Cork County Council issue update following Severe Weather Assessment Team meeting

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02:28 14 Dec 2022

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The County Council's Severe Weather Assessment Team met this afternoon following the National Emergency Co-ordination Group meeting.

It comes as Cork is currently under a Status Yellow Low Temperature/Ice warning which will be updated to Status Orange from 6pm this evening until 12 noon tomorrow.

A further Status Orange Low Temperature/Ice warning will come into effect from 6pm tomorrow until 12 noon on Friday. Severe frost and further icy stretches are forecasted to set in tonight, with temperatures likely to fall below -5 degrees in many areas.

The Council will prioritise vulnerable locations such as schools, doctors’ surgeries, and churches. Members of the public should contact their local Council office should such a location require urgent treatment. Full contact details are available at

Members of the public are asked to be aware of the possible impacts of this Orange Weather Warning, which include;
• Treacherous conditions on paths and roads.
• Travel disruption.
• Potential supply disruption.
• Potential for burst water pipes and damage to engines.
• Increased risks to vulnerable members of the community.
• Animal welfare issues.
• Slack winds over land leading to reduced wind power generation.
Motorists are asked to avoid unnecessary journeys as driving conditions will be hazardous. If a journey must be undertaken, please slow down, allow extra time and be aware of other roads users, especially vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.
• Be mindful of icy surface conditions.
• Check on vulnerable and isolated neighbours.
• Keep your phone charged and take it with you on all journeys.
• In an emergency dial 999 or 112.

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