Met Éireann has issued an Orange Weather Alert for Longford for today, Wednesday, and this will be upgraded to Red Alert tomorrow, Thursday.
Longford County Council’s Winter Service Plan will be implemented over the coming days. The priority is to keep all main roads in the county passable throughout this severe weather event.
The Council will endeavour to treat other roads depending on availability of resources and the severity of the weather.
The Council has made stock piles of grit available at a number of locations throughout the County for use by communities, if required.
The Winter Service Plan, a map outlining the main roads that are being treated and the locations of grit stock piles for public use, are available on the Council’s website - www.longfordcoco.ie
Location of Grit Stock Piles for Public Use are as follows –
Longford Barry Transport, Moneylagan
Newtownforbes Clonguish Football Complex
Lanesboro Car park beside the playground.
Ballymahon Outside the GAA pitch on the N55.
Kenagh Old Community hall, Ballymahon road.
Edgeworthstown GAA Car park, Ballymahon road.
Newtowncashel Old quarry entrance, beside the GAA pitch.
Ardagh Car park/open area behind the playground.
Moyne Moyne Chip Dump
Legga Church Carpark opposite Dromard GAA Pitch
Smear Road Ladies Road at Junction with Aughnacliffe Arva Road
Abbeylara GAA Car Park
Toome, Mullinalaghta Mc Governs
Aughnacliffe Village Open space close to Public House
Mullinalaghta GAA Carpark
Drumlish Church Car Park
Ballinamuck Gaigue Cross depot - for Village
Drumlish National School Car Park
Killoe Emmet Og GAA Car Park
Ballinalee Church Car Park
Edgeworthstown National School Car Park
Members of the public are being advised to stay indoors from 4pm tomorrow, Thursday, and to stay indoors until at least midday on Friday. Longford County Council will continue to monitor weather conditions and respond as required.
If members of the public wish to report an incident they can log a report on the following link which is also available on the Council’s website - https://survey123.arcgis.com/ share/ 3d46c5fa538d49e897e49f008e8f4f f6 .
Our Out of Hours Emergency Number is 1850211525. Members of the public may also ring 086 0479281,0879281443, 086 1726928, 0868340133 in the event of the Out of Hours Number not being available.
Due to the severe weather, the offices of Longford County Council will be closed for normal services from close of business today, Wednesday 28th February until Monday morning, 5th March.
Longford County Council will continue to manage the response to this severe weather event throughout the days ahead.
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