The ice is beginning to thaw, but there’s still plenty of danger to look out for across Cork today.
While hard working crews have been salting, ploughing and gritting all day and will continue throughout the night, the Council has issued another warning about a danger many of us would not have considered.
As the thaw begins, large volumes of snow may slip from roofs overhead and could cause an injury if you happen to be walking below.
The City Council tweeted:
‘Keep out from walls of high buildings as there is now a high risk of large volumes of snow slipping from the roof during periods of temporary thaw.’
— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) March 2, 2018
Independent Cork City Councillor Mick Finn tweeted a report that a walker had already been struck by falling snow on the Western Road today.
An Garda Síochana has advised that conditions across the region have become increasingly treacherous and that the public should stay of the roads unless absolutely necessary. If there is a need to make an essential journey, people are asked to exercise extreme caution.
Snow is continuing to fall and conditions locally will continue to remain very poor.