Saturday Morning Update on Weather Warning

Owen O'Shea, Media and Communications/Customer Relations Officer, Kerry County Council.
Owen O’Shea, Media and Communications/Customer Relations Officer, Kerry County Council.

Kerry County Council is reminding motorists and road users to continue to be vigilant today as there may be branches and debris on roads following high winds overnight and during today.

Code Orange Until Late Tonight 

A Code Orange weather warning remains in place until 10pm tonight as Storm Brian passes over Ireland but Kerry County Council is not reporting any road closures or obstructions this morning.

Trees blocking the N70 road at Blackwater and on a regional road at Tuosist earlier this morning were cleared by Council staff.

Localised Spot Flooding

Ground crews as well as volunteers with Kerry Civil Defence mobilised at 5am to check water levels ahead of high tide and a small number of incidents of localised spot flooding were monitored but waters have receded in many areas.

Reminders of Safety Measures

The Council’s Weather Assessment Team met at 9am to review the situation and is reminding people of the following:

Please stay away from exposed coastal areas where wind speeds are highest.

There may be branches and debris on roads so please drive with care.

Cycling should be avoided due to high winds and gusts.

Emergency Number

Kerry County Council’s emergency line remains open at 066 71 83 5 88 if anyone requires assistance from the Council during the day.


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