Road clearing today around Kildare town, Prosperous, Kilteel and north of county as Kildare still battles Storm Emma snows

Hazardous road conditions still ongoing in some parts of County Kildare today

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Road clearing today around Kildare town, Prosperous, Kilteel and north of county as Kildare still battles Storm Emma snows

Troops from the Defence Forces Training Centre, the Curragh, who helped with the cleanup in Naas and Prosperous yesterday. Picture: DFTC/Facebook

Kildare County Council crews will focus on roads around Kildare town, Prosperous, Kilteel and the north of the county today as Kildare battles the aftermath of Storm Emma.

A KCC spokesperson advised this lunchtime that road conditions in north Kildare will remain challenging throughout today.

Crews salted and gritted roads at 4am this morning, and worked during last night on clearing regional roads and other stragegic routes around the county.

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“However, many roads are still dangerous with large volumes of accumulated snow and only one lane passable. Work is progressing on clearing the second lane on a number of routes. However, in some cases it will be necessary to close routes temporarily to allow access for machinery to work on clearing a second lane.”

The R409 from Caragh church past Mondello is currently closed to allow machinery clear large accumulations of snow.  It is hoped to have two lanes on this road opened on Tuesday afternoon.

Defence Forces personnel are assisting with clearing snow in various locations around the county. Troops from the DFTC on the Curragh assisted clearing snow from KWETB schools yesterday in Naas and Prosperous. The army is also hard at work in Kill this morning, clearing snow from pavements.

A major watermain burst affected homes and premises on the Hazelhatch Road in Celbridge, but repairs were carried out this morning and the water supply is now being restored. Members of the public are still being asked to conserve water, due to pressure on the reservoirs.