Caution advised to motorists as wind speeds increase

The N11 has re-opened at the Ballinmedesa bends, traffic is still heavy in both directions.

Further south on the M11 there is debris southbound in the hard shoulder between J16 Wicklow North and J17 Rathdrum. Drive with care.

There is a fallen tree blocking traffic on the Rathdrum/ Avoca Rd (R752) after The Meetings of the Waters. The council have been notified and motorists are advised to avoid the route.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for the country. South to southwest winds 50 to 65 km/h are expected this afternoon and evening. Gusts of up to 110 km/h are likely at times and will continue overnight, when the winds will veer westerly. Winds will be strongest in southwest, west and north-western coastal counties. There will be high Atlantic seas also. This warning is valid until 9am on Sat (10th).

There are wet and windy conditions countrywide, extra care is needed on the roads. High sided vehicles are especially vulnerable on open or exposed roads. Be particularly mindful of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Wind blown debris is likely to be a problem on secondary roads in particular. Ensure to reduce your speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. Only drive through water if you know it’s not too deep for your car.

 

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