Schools urged to make early decision on closures

County Councillors meet today having been called to an emergency meeting to discuss the county's dwindling salt stocks with another big freeze on the way.

Council sources say there is only enough salt to treat 1/3 of the county's roads.

It is understood the National Roads Authority has instructed the council cut down their use of salt due to a national shortage.

The warning came as Met Eireann issued a weather warning with snow and ice forecast

Two weeks ago parts of the county were brought to a standstill - as the bitterly cold weather took hold and a number of schools had to close because of the weather.

Managing Director of Highland Radio, Charlie Collins, is asking schools to make an early decision regarding if they are going to close on Friday or not:
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