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.


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

01 February 2019
Treacherous Driving Conditions As Ice Continues
Drivers are being urged to beware of difficult road conditions after further frost and ice overnight. Met Éireann has extended its Status Yellow weather warning for snow and ice until Sunday 03 February, warning that it will remain very cold until the end of the weekend with severe frost and ice expected on untreated surfaces.
31 January 2019
Elderly Man Found Collapsed In Dublin Park In Freezing Conditions
An elderly man remains in hospital after he was found collapsed in a Dublin park in freezing conditions. According to reports, the man, aged in his 80s, was discovered close to the entrance of Tymon Park in Tallaght by two off duty nurses. It is understood that the nurses gave the man medical assistance while waiting on an ambulance.
11 February 2019
Young Man Dies After Sea Rescue Off Donegal Coast
A young man has died after he was recovered from the sea off the Donegal coast. The man, aged in his mid-20's, was found in the Ballyshannon Estuary on Sunday and rushed to Sligo University Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
03 August 2015
Status Yellow Wind Warning Issued
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for nine counties across the country. The warning was issued on Sunday at 14:00, but remains in place until 21:00, when it will be reviewed. Winds of 45-55 km/h with gusts between 90 and 100 km/h.
07 February 2019
Other News In Brief
Irish Woman Dies In Car Crash In Australia An Irish woman has passed away following a car crash in Australia. It is understood the woman from County Mayo was in her 20's and had travelled there in recent weeks. She sustained fatal injuries following a two-vehicle crash in the Melbourne area.