Severe Weather Alert – Tipperary
Thursday 1st March 2018 13.00 hours
Severe Weather Warning: Code Level Red currently in place until 15.00 hours Friday 2nd March 2018
The Council’s Severe Weather Team met today at 11am and the focus of attention is now being concentrated on the Council’s response following the Code Level Red warning period.
The Council will carry out a further salting of all priority routes today at 1am following which all Council operations will be stood down during the Blizzard conditions.
All Operatives will be on Standby following the Red Alert period at which time the situation will be re-assessed and works prioritised accordingly
The Council’s out of hours emergency number – 1890 923 948 will be activated from 3pm today and will remain in place until Monday 5th March at 9.30am.
Any calls relating to Water Services should be made directly to the Irish Water Call centre - LO-CALL 1850 278 278
All Council Offices and facilities (Motor Tax Offices, Libraries, Museums, and Civic Amenity sites) will remain closed to the public until Monday 5th.
During the Red Alert period and depending on conditions, the Council’s Emergency services will of necessity be restricted to responding to life threatening situations. In many cases the Council may not be able to respond at all, depending on our ability to get to the location, the safety of our staff and the extent of snow removal involved.
The Council’s Severe Weather Team will continue to convene over this period and further updates and advice will be made available where necessary.
The key message to the public during this severe weather alert is to remain indoors.