Kildare County Council emergency services on standby as Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for Kildare

Kildare's weather team held meeting this morning in advance of predicted snowfall

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Kildare County Council emergency services on standby as Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for Kildare

A Kildare Co. Co. snow plough and gritter in operation during Storm Emma on Wednesday morning, February 28. Photo Tony Keane.

Kildare County Council’s emergency response teams, including roads, water, fire and civil defence, are on standby to deal with any severe weather this weekend.

Kildare County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team met at 10am this morning following the issuing of an Status Orange level weather warning for snow-ice in Kildare.

The warning, issued by Met Eireann, is valid from 3am to 12 midday on Sunday, and advises that “scattered heavy snow showers will lead to accumulations in places and some drifting.”

Kildare’s Severe Weather Assessment Team will continue to review operations and will re-convene tomorrow morning.

Motorists are urged to continue to exercise caution on all roads when driving

The Peter McVerry Trust, on behalf of Kildare County Council, will be continue to provide shelter for people sleeping rough during the severe weather conditions.The freephone number for this service is 1800 804 307.

Kildare County Council Contact information is as follows:

Out of hours - 1890 500 333; Homeless out of hours – 1800 804 307.

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