Wicklow County Council’s Severe Weather Co-ordination Group convened early this morning (Monday) in preparation for the forthcoming severe weather event predicted to arrive in the coming days. The group comprises representatives from An Garda Siochána, HSE, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Council staff and is chaired by the Chief Executive, Mr. Frank Curran.
Met Eireann has today issued a “Code Level Orange” weather warning:
Scattered snow showers later Tuesday and Tuesday night will lead to accumulations of
4 to 6 cm by Wednesday morning. Widespread frost and icy conditions also.
Wicklow County Council wishes to advise the public to exercise extreme caution over the coming days and into the weekend.
The following Council services remain on standby:
- Outdoor crews
- Fire Services
- Civil Defence
The Council’s Road Gritting Programme is currently in full operation and will continue to be closely monitored. Details can be accessed on www.wicklow.ie.
Please also check www.wicklow.ie for information on the “Be Winter Ready” booklet.
Wicklow County Council continues to operate its “Cold Weather Initiative” to provide night shelter for homeless individuals.
There is a referral protocol in place which enables clients to access the service through referral by the Five Loaves Homeless Services in Bray or through Wicklow County Council.
The public are reminded to monitor Met Éireann forecasts for their area, to be aware of the weather conditions and to heed safety warnings. Information is available across social media platforms and other traditional media sources.
The Council’s Severe Weather Co-Ordination Group will continue to meet in order to assess the developing weather situation. Further communications will issue using the Council’s various communications platforms, including website, social media etc.