Donegal County Council could be facing a bill well in excess of three million euro in the wake of the freeze that gripped the country over the last month.
Senior Council staff have been briefing councillors this afternoon on how the authority dealt with the thirty one day crisis and how much it has and will cost.
Councillors were told that initial estimates, between housing, roads and water, that extra costs to be incurred by the council will exceed 3 million euro.
However County Manager Michael McLoone said those estimates may be conservative and that the budget for 2010 will probably be affected as a result.
Greg Hughes has this report from Lifford: