Motorists Advised To Drive With Caution This Morning


As storm Isha moves eastwards there are no weather warnings in effect at present for Tipperary or Limerick.  A Status Yellow – Wind Warning is in place for Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo until 7pm this evening.

Drivers are advised to drive with caution in case of fallen trees or other debris on roadways – council crews will be mobilised as the conditions improve and the fallen trees are reported.  Motorists are advised to slow down and expect to come across trees and branches on roads and expect hazardous driving conditions throughout the day. Tipperary council is asking that any problems on the roads be reported to email [email protected] or by telephoning 0818 06 5000 (office hours 9.30am to 4.30pm).

Tipperary town Garda station say they are not aware of any local roads being blocked – a tree on the Monard to Emly road was reported yesterday evening.

Across the country there are several power outages with an estimated 235,000 customers remaining without power.

In county Tipperary two outages are due to be repaired by 6pm this evening – this affects 113 customers in the Thurles area and 99 customers in Lawlesstown near Fethard.

Updates will be published on the website and ESB Networks can be contacted by telephoning  1 800 372 999 – an outage only appears on the company website when it affects more than 10 properties.

The company advises customers to report any faults and to stay clear of any power lines that have been damaged or may have fallen.

Airport travel has been significantly disrupted and intending passengers are advised to check with their airline. All schools in Tipperary are expected to open as normal today.