The Council’s Severe Weather Team meet daily to monitor the Met Eireann weather briefings.
Yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place until tomorrow at 8am with a possible yellow warning for rain and wind for Friday and the weekend.
The outlook has changed slightly for the better with lighter falls of snow in places (heavier on higher ground) but rain will follow this evening. High winds and Heavy rain are predicted for Friday and the weekend. Heavy rain in particular across South Tipperary with 50 to 90mm expected over the next two days therefore there is the likelihood of localised flooding in places and motorists should drive with care, where necessary. The reduction in traffic movements on all roads is helping the situation and the Council’s normal winter maintenance programme will continue in terms of salting the main routes should temperatures drop further.
Water levels on the River Suir are below normal and also dropping on the River Shannon so flooding not a major concern at present but a watching brief will be kept on river levels throughout the county.
Tipperary County Council will continue to provide updates via website, Facebook/Twitter/Mapalerter feeds.
The Council’s contact telephone number is 0761 06 5000, from 9.30am to 4.30p.m. or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or 1890 923 948 outside office hours and the Community Call helpline continues to be available to provide practical support through these contact numbers.
The emergency numbers outside of office hours for the following services are;
• Roads – 1890 923 948
• Housing (Emergency Electrical and Plumbing issues only) 1890 923 948
• Water and Wastewater – 1850 278 278