Council urge people to conserve water and take care as thaw sets in

Donegal County Council says it's vital that people keep an eye on water supplies in the coming days, and report any leaks or problems immediately.

As the thaw sets in, the risk of frozen pipes bursting rises sharply, and Acting Director of Services Joe Peoples says further disruption to supplies is possible, but the council hopes that the restrictions won't go beyond the areas already affected.........

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Meanwhile, the council has reopened the Back of Errigal Road and two roads in Inishowen which hasd been closed since Tuesday, but says the roads are not being gritted and are very dangerous. Continued care is urged, particularly with melting snow leading to conditions of water lying on embedded ice on some roads.