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Wicklow County Council Update re: Storm Eunice

Storm Eunice is expected to bring severe and damaging winds for a time as well as falls of heavy rain, sleet and snow tonight and into Friday morning

A status red weather alert is in place overnight along the coast of Ireland which includes County Wicklow.

A status orange weather alert for high winds is in place for County Wicklow for a period from 3.00 am to 11.00 am on Friday morning.  Some disruption is likely along with a possibility of coastal and spot flooding.

The Irish Coast Guard, Road Safety Authority, An Garda Síochána and Local Authorities advise members of the public to stay away from all coastal areas for the duration of the Met Éireann warnings.

All road users should be aware of the hazardous travelling conditions, and only necessary journeys should be undertaken. Motorists should slow down and be aware of the dangers of fallen trees and debris. High sided vehicles are particularly vulnerable during this time. Wicklow County Council staff and crews will respond to incidences as it is safe to do so.

As conditions will vary throughout the event, people need to take account of the local conditions and advice from their County Council.

The public are warned electricity wires are always live, never approach.  If you see fallen or damaged wires, keep clear and phone ESB Networks immediately on 1800 372 999/021 238 2410

The Wicklow County Council Severe Weather Alert Team met this afternoon (Thursday) and continues to monitor events.

Reports of tree falling incidents will be monitored and assessed by Wicklow County Council outdoor staff and will be removed if safe to do so.

Wicklow County Council can be contacted at (0404) 20100 and out-of-hours at (01) 291 6117.

For the latest weather advisories and warnings visit https://www.met.ie/.

Members of the public can also access useful information on the following websites

  1. www.gov.ie
  2. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/16e26-how-to-stay-safe-storm/
  3. https://powercheck.esbnetworks.ie/
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