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Donegal upgraded to Red Alert weather warning for weekend

Donegal County Council is urging members of the public to take extra care over the next 36 hours on foot of a severe weather warning issued by Met Eireann earlier today.

Met Eireann has issued a level Red warning for Connaught, Donegal, Clare and Kerry valid from Friday evening at 6pm through to Sunday morning at 3am. Met Eireann is forecasting incessant falls of heavy rain overnight and for all of Saturday, predicting accumulations in excess of 70mm with greater totals on higher ground.

Members of the public are being asked to exercise caution particularly in areas susceptible to flooding, to take extra care on the roads and to allow more time for journeys.

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The Council is continually monitoring conditions and will respond to emergency call outs as required.

The Council can be contacted on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of hours emergency you can contact the Council’s Road Service on 074 91 72288.

To keep up to date on all road conditions this winter see @roadsdcc or @donegalcouncil on Twitter or on Donegal County Council’s Facebook page

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