Kildare County Council worked through night to clear as many routes as possible

Many roads still treacherous with large volumes of accumulated snow

Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter


Kildare County Council worked through night to clear as many routes as possible

This is Millicent Crossroads - Clane. That is one Stop sign that is being followed. PHOTO: Rob Michael

Kildare County Council crews worked throughout the night on clearing regional roads and other strategic routes around the county.

They were also out salting at 8.30 pm and 3am, however the local authority said many roads are still treacherous with large volumes of accumulated snow.

Kildare County Council’s Crisis Management Team incorporating the Severe Weather Assessment Team reconvened this morning to discuss and analyse the impact of the severe weather today.

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The council has requested the assistance of the farming community and other qualified machinery operators in its attempts to re-open impassable routes. Assistance is particularly required in the Rathangan area and throughout North Kildare.

Sixty Defence Forces personnel have been on the ground assisting with clearing snow in Sallins and Clane.

Where possible the Fire Service and Civil Defence are attempting to assist An Garda Siochana, the Health Services and other care services to deal with emergency situations.

Water Services continue to monitor the water infrastructure in Kildare. The public are urged to conserve water supplies due to the high demand being experienced at present.

"While we are conscious of the message from the National Emergency Coordination Group regarding schools and colleges re-opening tomorrow, Monday, Kildare County Council are advising that road conditions in North Kildare will remain particularly challenging throughout Monday and we strongly advise each school and college to carry out their own risk assessment in advance of re-opening," it said.

Met Éireann are forecasting mostly cloudy today with scattered outbreaks of rain. The rain will be persistent at times - especially near east and south coasts, and may be of sleet over high ground. Moderate northeast winds.

Temperatures will range from 3 to 6 degrees which will continue the process of melting snow and ice.

Kildare County Council’s Crisis Management Team will reconvene at 4pm today, or earlier if necessary, and further updates and will be published on its website, Facebook and Twitter.

Kildare County Council offices and libraries will re-open at 9am on Monday March 5.  

If you need to contact Kildare County Council for urgent matters please telephone: 1890 500 333

Homeless Service – telephone 1800 804 307

The Lullymore to Rathangan Road after it was made passable yesterday