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New North Kerry road melting under intense heat

Aug 11, 2022 17:08 By radiokerrynews
New North Kerry road melting under intense heat New North Kerry road melting under intense heat
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Kerry County Council is to grit a new North Kerry road which was reported to be melting as a result of the high temperatures.

The council has appealed to the public to approach the Dale road with caution.

Temperatures hovered around 26 degrees Celsius in Kerry today.

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An orange forest fire warning was earlier issued and a status yellow high temperature warning is in place.

The latest warning relating to the weather came from Kerry County Council following reports that the new Dale-Rathscannel Road was melting under the intense heat.

The road has only been opened since last April.

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The local authority has now erected signage and says the road is to be gritted.

In the meantime, a spokesperson for the council asked that motorists approach the road with caution as the melted tar is creating dangerous driving conditions.

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