Mayor of Kerry urges everyone to heed weather warning

Storm Rachel is continuing to batter Kerry and the west coast this morning. John Brassil KCC chairman 1 Gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour hit the country last night and a code Red weather alert from Met Eireann remains in place until midday today. Kerry County Council reports no significant damage resulting from last night’s storm. However, the Council is warning that there will be a significant amount of branches, bushes and debris on Kerry roads, so road users are asked to exercise care when driving. Road temperatures have fallen, and there may be icy patches on some roads, especially those in higher areas and local roads. Some priority routes may not have been treated due to the high winds last night, so motorists are advised to drive with extreme care. Weather reports from Met Eireann forecast that conditions will deteriorate once more around 10am-1pm, so the public are advised to remain vigilant and to continue to exercise prudence in relation to going outdoors and travelling. The county’s inter-agency team, consisting of representatives from the HSE, Garda Siochana and Kerry County Council will be meeting this morning and further information will issue at 10am. Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council John Brassil is urging everyone not to take any chances with their safety: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/33909/medium/”]

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