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Met Éireann Cold Weather Advisory and Status Yellow Low Temperature warnings issued for Ireland

A Met Éireann Status Yellow Low Temperature / Ice Warning has been issued for Ireland and is in place until 10am tomorrow (9th January), while a Cold Weather Advisory is currently in place and will remain in effect until 10.30pm on Friday, January 12th.

The possible impacts of these conditions include black ice and frost on the roads and dense fog at times leading to hazardous / dangerous travelling conditions.

Gabriel Hynes, Senior Engineer with Waterford City and County Council has urged the public to exercise caution.

“There have been incidences of black ice and frost reported on roads in Waterford County.  Waterford City and County Council ground crews have attended to the Priority One and Two road network, and gritting will be undertaken as required on these Priority One and Two roads for the duration of the cold weather advisory warning.  The crews are also attending to salting Priority Three roads as and when resources allow.

“We would advise all motorists to exercise caution on their journeys, reduce speed and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front, as there is the risk of black ice and frost on the roads.

“Please allow extra time for any journey and be conscious of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.”

Waterford City and County Council’s severe weather management team is monitoring the situation and a map of winter maintenance routes can be found at:

Members of the public can contact Waterford City and County Council’s Customer Services Desks on 0818 10 20 20 during normal office hours, after which calls will be transferred to the Council’s emergency services number.

Please note the following emergency contact numbers below:
Emergency 999/112
Uisce Éireann 1800 278 278
ESB Networks 1800 372 999
Gas Networks Ireland 1800 205 050


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