08/02/2019

Drivers Urged To Take Caution Amid Storm Erik

Storm Erik has slowed travel across the country today, Friday 08 February, with weather warnings in place until this afternoon.

While a yellow alert is in force across the board, an orange warning is currently valid for counties Galway, Mayo and Donegal with the potential for wind gusts of up to 120km/h.

Although driving conditions have deteriorated, there have been no reports of any major issues so far.

Gardaí are standing ready nonetheless to deal with any debris or fallen trees on roads.

The wind warning for Donegal will remain in place until 6am tomorrow, Saturday 09, while the yellow alert will also be effective until then.

The Road Safety Authority has advised road users to exercise caution on the roads as the stormy period passes.

Motorists are urged to check traffic conditions and to expect the unexpected, and pedestrians and cyclists are advised to wear bright clothing and take care on roads.

Anyone who is aware of any road disruptions can contact the authority on 1850 372 999.



(JG/CM)

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