Cold Weather Conditions General Advice > Services

By: Cork  05/12/2011
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Cold Weather Conditions General Advice

In the event of severe weather conditions Cork City council wishes to provide the following advice to the public

General Advice:

  • Be careful when walking or driving in cold conditions — it may have turned to ice.
  • Check on vulnerable neighbours.
  • Wear good footwear to avoid slips, trips and falls.

Driving :  

  • Avoid travelling in hazardous conditions.
  • If you have to make a journey when snow is forecast, try to wait until the roads have been gritted before travelling. Drivers should adjust speed to suit the weather conditions. Black ice poses a particular hazard as it may not be visible to motorists and pedestrians.
  • Allow extra time and drive with caution. Let someone know your route and when you expect to arrive.  

To avoid Frozen Pipes:   

  • Wrap a towel around an outside tap. Leave a light on in the attic.
  • Open Attic trap door to allow heat in. Leave heating on longer than normal.
  • Place a piece of insulation e.g. carpet/matting over your external stopcock.

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