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Council issues weather warning to public

 

A Donegal County Council worker clears a fallen tree on the road between Gartan and Glendowan

Donegal County Council has urged members of the public to take extra care this weekend with extreme weather conditions forecasted for the next few days.

There is potential for high coastal flood risks due to very high spring tides, high waves, low pressure and onshore winds.

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Members of the public are being asked toexercise caution particularly in areas adjacent to the coastline and areas which are susceptible to coastal flooding.  In particular we are urging peopleto stay away from seawalls and coastal areas during high seas and high tides.

In Donegal Town, Donegal County Council is asking members of the public not to leave their cars parked in the Quay car park over the weekend.  The Council will be closing this car park from Friday evening and it is likely to remain closed for the rest of the weekend.

Sandbags will be made available to the public on a needs basis from the Councils depots throughout the county.  You can also contact the Council during business hours at 074 91 53900.

The Council will continue to monitor conditions and staff are on standby over the weekend to respond to emergency call outs.

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

To keep up to date on all road conditions this Winter follow the council on Twitter @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil or on our Facebook page

 

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