Donegal County Council appeals to public to exercise caution due to severe weather warning

county councilCouncil appeals to public to exercise caution due to severe weather warning

With a severe weather warning in place from Met Eireann (Status Red) for this evening, tonight and into tomorrow, Donegal County Council is appealing to the public to exercise caution and to be aware of the risks with high winds and localised flooding in various parts of the county.

Met Eireann is forecasting that winds will reach speeds of 130 km/h and up to 150 km/h, highest in exposed areas with rainfall of 25 to 35 mm expected.   Members of the public should not place themselves at risk on the road or on exposed areas like coasts or hills and should ask themselves if they really need to travel. It is likely that there will be some traffic disruption from fallen trees and localised flooding in areas.

Donegal County Council will continue to monitor conditions and staff are on standby responding to emergencies.

In the event of an emergency during business hours call 074 9153900.

In the event of an out of hours emergency call 074 9172288 for Roads Service or 074 91 72399 for Water Service.

The public can keep up to date with road conditions by following us on Twitter  @roadsdcc  or @donegalcouncil  or by checking out the Councils dedicated Winter Weather website at www.donegalcocowinterweather.ie.