City Council severe weather update – March 3rd

The Crisis Management Team convened at 11 am  today (March 3rd) where the following updates were noted

Roads and transport

Overnight Crews continued to clear and salt  priority routes and all major routes are relatively clear. There still are access issues on side roads and estates.  Crews will continue to clear roads.  Additional operational staff are being brought in over the weekend to address footpaths in high priority areas only.  Drivers and pedestrians are still advised to take care when moving around the City

The commencement today of many public transport services has enabled the opening of businesses across the City.

Flood Risk

The Flood Advisory  Group continues to monitor the rate of the thaw and will advise on flooding risks.

Civil Defence

Volunteers operated 22 vehicles through the weather event.  The service enabled key workers to get to work or deliver services in difficult conditons.

Offices

The Hugh  Lane Gallery will reopen tomorrow (Sunday)at 11 am. The Sports and Leisure Centres and other facilities will remain closed until Monday.

All Dublin City Council Public  Offices and Services will reopen for business as normal on Monday

Homelessness

Outreach workers will continue to liaise with a small number of rough sleepers still on the streets  There was limited spare capacity in St Catherine’s  and other Winter Bed facilities last night.

The Team will reconvene tomorrow at 11am

About raymcadam

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
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