Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is warning residents that roads will be treated tonight only at minimum rate as salt supplies are very low. The local authority also states that it will continue to liaise with the National Roads Authority (NRA), who say that they hope to confirm availability of further supplies in the near future. The priority across the country is that National roads are treated and other local roads of priority. Snow ploughs will however continue to be used as necessary for heavy snowfall. The Council will continue to update the public on a daily basis.
Due to the predicted severe weather over the weekend there will be some disruption for the public, however all agencies are working together both nationally and locally to ensure that such disruption is minimised. In order to achieve this, the severe weather national co-ordination group has been meeting to deal with national issues and local emergency response groups have also been meeting in local areas to manage local situations.
Residents are encouraged to follow the link to the Roads Safey Authority website use www.rsa.ie for safety tips for drivers and to consult www.meteireann.ie for regular weather updates.
The Council is advising residents to assist with the following:
To check on elderly neighbours and relatives
To clear snow from the front of homes and business with shovels and brushes rather than spreading salt after snowfall and before it freezes into compact ice
To avoid all unnecessary journeys by car
To slow down driving to suit road conditions and to prevent accidents.